Making Qualitative Research More Transparent with Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) and Announcing the ATI Challenge
APSA has joined with Cambridge University Press, the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University (QDR) and the software non-profit Hypothesis in developing and demonstrating a new approach to transparency in qualitative and multi-method research. Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) enriches articles by linking “analytic notes” discussing data generation and analysis, excerpts from underlying data sources, and data sources themselves, directly to digital manuscripts, as illustrated in the example below. An initial set of articles pioneering ATI is published and forthcoming in Cambridge University Press journals in the social and health sciences, including APSA’s American Political Science Review and Perspectives on Politics, as well as International Organization and the British Journal of Political Science.
QDR invites faculty and advanced graduate students who are writing or revising an article using qualitative or mixed methods over the summer to submit proposals to participate in the ATI Challenge. Participants will use cutting-edge annotation technology to enhance manuscripts that they plan to submit to a leading journal in their discipline. They will play a key role in demonstrating how qualitative and multi-method researchers can join and benefit from academia’s ongoing transparency revolution.
Participants will also receive an award of $2,000, as either an honorarium or research support. In addition, they will attend a workshop in New York City in November 2018 at which they will network with other scholars who share a commitment to making their research accessible and evaluable. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by QDR. The proposal deadline is May 11, 2018. Additional information can be found here. Interested scholars can contact QDR (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. The ATI Challenge is supported by generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Science Foundation.