3. Ethical re-use of qualitative data
All the data used here are available from ESDS Qualidata. Under standard conditions for accessing data
held by ESDS, users must register and sign an End User Licence specifying the terms and conditions
of re-use. For this interview resource, different permissions were necessary as the materials are
available via the web and other media without requiring users to register. Although registration
is not required, anyone using these data must follow the standard conditions
for use outlined in the End User Licence.
All depositors whose data extracts are used here were contacted and the depositors gave their permission for
ESDS Qualidata to use their materials for this purpose. Depositors were sent a copy of the introduction
and their own extracts for review. Depositors were also consulted to ensure that their collection
had been classified correctly (e.g. semi-structured, feminist). The access conditions that
were required for web dissemination of this resource were explained to each depositor. In two
cases, depositors requested that changes be made to their transcripts, usually concerning general tidying
up and slightly revising the anonymisation strategy. ESDS Qualidata has not attempted to standardise
a format for these transcripts; style and presentation are the depositors' own. All depositors'
suggestions for both extracts and the introductory material were incorporated into final versions.
Due to the length of many of the interviews, extracts were chosen that represented a good understanding
of the way the interview was conducted. Therefore some examples will not
start at the beginning of their related schedules, nor cover all the questions that were asked in the interview.