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Welcome to the Timescapes Qualitative Longitudinal Data Archive

This is the first port of call for researchers who would like to learn more about the Archive and its holdings.

Here you will find advice on how to use the archive, how to register as a user, and how to conduct qualitative secondary analysis. If you are planning a new Qualitative Longitudinal research project and would like guidance on data management or the archiving of your dataset, you will find useful information on our depositor pages.

If you have any queries or comments on these web pages or on the archive resource itself, or would like advice on the development of your QL projects, please contact us. We would be pleased to hear from you.

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Training Courses and Events for the National Centre for Research Methods

As a new Senior Fellow of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Dr Kahryn Hughes will be commissioning cutting edge training in qualitative research methods, particularly Qualitative Secondary Analysis and Qualitative Longitudinal research methods for all UK social scientists for the next five years.

See this page for ongoing dates and details of this training

How to use the Archive

The Timescapes Archive is available for the use of professional researchers who are affiliated to research-active institutions (whether academic or non academic) in the UK or internationally

Secondary Analysis

Re-use provides a unique opportunity to study the raw materials that past projects have generated, and to arrive at new insights from a different historical, geographical or theoretical perspective

Managing and Depositing Your Data

The Timescapes Archive is selectively building collections of Qualitative Longitudinal datasets to facilitate re-use

Publications and Outputs

Download the Timescapes Archive Report, Working Paper Series and Methods Guides here

Invitation for Contributions to the Timescapes Archive Blog series

The Timescapes Archive Blog series is open to all researchers working with qualitative data and with archives.