Digital Archiving & Social Science Research
This is a collection of projects examining the digital archiving and re-analysis of qualitative research data in the social sciences. It includes working closely with the e-Scholarship Research Centre and Digital Scholarship [Socio-Cultural Informatics Platform] at the University of Melbourne. Julie has been a research partner in two ARC LEIF grants to explore technological and methodological opportunities in this area, providing exemplars from her own qualitative longitudinal research, and working with the Australian Social Science Data Archive.
She has also published on the methodological and ethical challenges of digital archiving and secondary analysis of qualitative materials, and these interests inform her current project on Youth Identity and Educational Change.
McLeod, Julie (2017) ‘Social science archives and lessons from history: a view from Australia on research governance and practices in the age of data sharing’. Invited two-day symposium, Re-visioning the regulation of data archiving and sharing in the social sciences, Linköping University, Sweden, 23–24 March.
McLeod, Julie and Thomson, Rachel (2009) ‘Revisiting’, Researching social change: qualitative approaches, Chapter Seven. Sage, London, 127–44.