Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI): Transparency for Qualitative Social Science Research

2019-10-16T12:36:18Z (GMT) by Sebastian Karcher
Presentation for Force 2019 Conference

While templates for transparent research are well established for quantitative work, little work exists on the practicalities of transparent qualitative research. My presentation introduces Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI), an approach developed by the Qualitative Data Repository in collaboration with the open source software non-profit Hypothesis ( and Cambridge University Press. Using open web annotations, a W3C web standard, authors annotate key passages of their publications with additional analytical information, extended excerpts, and links to underlying sources - qualitative data - stored in a trusted digital repository. ATI demonstrates the possibilities for transparent research beyond quantitative work, as well as the promise of using open standards and open source tools for research transparency.