ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Human Rights Researchers’ Data Analysis and Management Practices

Lu Xiao1, Isioma Elueze1, Jillian R. Kavanaugh2
The University of Western Ontario, Canada; 2Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8:30am


The impetus to assist human rights researchers in data analysis is stronger than ever; however, little is known in the literature on human rights researchers’ practices in collecting, managing, and analyzing their research data. In an attempt to address this gap, we interviewed human rights researchers and conducted an online questionnaire to understand the characteristics of the data they analyze, as well as their data analysis and management practices, such as their experiences with data analysis software programs. We also explored their expectations with respect to a qualitative data analysis (QDA) software program.