Transparency in Practice in Qualitative Research
By Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University and Sebastian Karcher, Syracuse University
The discipline of political science has been engaged in vibrant debate about research transparency for more than three decades. In the abstract, augmenting transparency implies the same steps in all types of political science scholarship: making the empirical information that underpins our work meaningfully accessible; elucidating how that information was collected or generated; and describing how the information was interpreted and/or analyzed. 1 Nonetheless, the way in which transparency is pursued—and the type and difficulty of the challenges that pursuing it presents—vary across research traditions.