QDR's Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI) Initiative

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