FAIR Interviews & Focus Groups in Qualitative Social Science Research

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic


While FAIR principles are usually applied to quantitative data sets, this talk presents a qualitative research project in which interview and focus group data was made FAIR. After highlighting how FAIR was re-interpreted in the context of qualitative social science research, practical steps in data management are laid out. Finally, I ask whether sharing interview and focus group data is relevant in the social sciences beyond collecting ‘brownie points’ in funding proposals. For FAIR to enhance its relevance in qualitative social science research, I argue that we should add an ‘I’ for ‘impartable’ to the acronym. FAIRI researchers (‘FAIRIes’) actively make their research data known to other researchers, students, and informants.
Period13 Oct 2021
Event titleFAIR Coffee Lecture Series
Event typeSeminar
LocationMaastricht, Netherlands