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QDR's Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) Initiative

May 14, 2018

Colin Elman

Colin Elman


The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) at the Maxwell School has partnered with Cambridge University Press and Hypothesis to pioneer a new approach to making qualitative and multi-method research more transparent. The Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) creates a digital overlay on top of articles on publisher web pages that connects specific passages of text to author-generated annotations. Readers are able to view annotations immediately alongside the main text, removing the need to jump to footnotes or separate appendices. QDR co-director Colin Elman, professor of political science, notes that "ATI meets a crucial need in qualitative and mixed-method scholarly publications, increasing research transparency by providing professionally curated data and materials that were used by the author." 05/14/18 


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