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Sharing Social Science Data
Advantages and Challenges

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Volume: 128

February 1991 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Although major funding agencies now require social scientists to share their documented raw data, scientists have been reluctant to comply. The reasons include unwillingness to divulge all of the conditions under which the data were generated, cost in time and money, and the desire by social scientists to carry the research further themselves. Data sharing, however, promises to foster more open, cost-effective and cumulative research, and to improve the quality of methodology, data and inference. Sharing Social Science Data presents the major accomplishments of social scientists who have pioneered in data sharing, highlighting the advantages for social science. It also includes an examination of the reasons for data sharing, the specific sharing practices in various disciplines, the factors affecting the usefulness of shared data (documentation, archiving, and marketing), and individual and institutional concerns about data sharing. A timely examination, this cohesive and well written volume will interest graduate students and researchers in all areas of the social sciences. ". . .the chapters are thoughtful and well written, and they address many of the crucial issues faced by the social sciences in the 1990s. . . .anyone who wants to help shape the future of the social and behavioral sciences can benefit from giving this book at least a quick read." --Contemporary Psychology

Joan E Sieber
Introduction
Sharing Social Science Data

 
 
PART ONE: EXAMPLES OF DATA SHARING APPROACHES
V Jeffery Evans
Sharing Data in the Population Sciences
Domestic and International Trends

 
Douglas White
Sharing Anthropological Data with Peers and Third World Hosts
Robert F Boruch, Albert Reiss, Joel Garner and Kinley Larntz
Sharing Confidential and Sensitive Data in Criminal and Civil Justice Research
 
PART TWO: ELEMENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SHARING
Martin David
The Science of Data Sharing
Documentation

 
Josephina J Card and James L Peterson
Establishing and Operating a Social Science Data Archive
Joan E Sieber and Bruce E Trumbo
Use of Shared Data Sets in Teaching Statistics and Methodology
 
PART THREE: CHALLENGES
Joan E Sieber
Social Scientists' Concerns About Sharing Data
Vivian Weil and Rachelle Hollander
Normative Issues in Data Sharing

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