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Timescapes is launching a blog series to promote, enhance and develop the sharing and reuse of archived qualitative longitudinal data using expert insights from across all associated disciplines. In this brief interview, Dr Kahryn Hughes, Director of the Timescapes Archive, sets out the importance of mainstreaming methods of data reuse, particularly Qualitative Secondary Analysis (QSA), and how the Timescapes blog will support this.

In this blog, Emil Borgselius reflects on joining an iQSA project midway as a postgraduate sociology intern as the only researcher without prior acquaintance with the reused data. Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash The iQSA project is an ongoing programme of methodological development in methods of international data-sharing and...

In this blog, the Following Young Fathers Further team of Linzi Ladlow, Anna Tarrant, Laura Way and Ben Handysides explore why and how to anonymise qualitative data for purposes of data preservation and archiving. They consider these insights in the context of rapid developments in datafication. Source: Photo by Brittani...

Dr Annie Irvine joins the blog team to discuss starting out with Qualitative Secondary Analysis (QSA). Drawing on the Welfare Conditionality Archive in Timescapes, Annie discusses developing a QSA research proposal on welfare benefits and mental health during Covid-19. Photo by Sarah Kilian on Unsplash Starting out in QSA I’m...

Emma Stewart and Marnie Shaffer reflect upon their experience of the institutional demand to deposit interview material from two of their ESRC-funded grant projects: the experiences and opinions of refugees living in Scotland towards the UK citizenship process and becoming British citizens (Stewart and Mulvey, 2011) and understanding refugee onward...

This is the second of two joint blog posts in which we consider, from different positions, ownership, connectedness, and archives. In our previous joint blog post: Ownership, Connectedness and Archives: Changing Perceptions Over Time we discussed how our work with multiple longitudinal data sets in the Timescapes article meant that we felt...

This is the first of two joint blog posts in which Susie Weller and Rosalind Edwards consider, from different positions, ownership, connectedness, and archives.  Drawing on our experiences of contributing to and working with multiple datasets housed in the Timescapes Archive, this blog piece focuses on how our perceptions of...

Dr Anna Tarrant shares the impact of working with Timescapes Archive data in her series of studies: Following Young Fathers Further (2020-) and Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care (2014-2018) Photo by Kelli McClintock on Unsplash The Timescapes programme of research, and its legacy, the Timescapes Archive, has had a...