SSRC Labs

Self-directed educational resources for digital methods in the humanities and social sciences

Doing Digital Scholarship Managing Qualitative Social Science Data

About Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Labs

SSRC Labs is an aggregation of pedagogical resources created in collaboration with various partners in the digital humanities, libraries, and computational social sciences. Currently Labs hosts two sets of self-directed learning modules, intended to be worked through by interested individuals or groups, or used by instructors for classroom work. The first was created in collaboration with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. Called DoingDS, it’s a set of introductory lessons and readings on a variety of topics, from foundational skills like building a professional identity online to more advanced topics like mapping and spatial analysis and how digital methodologies affect pedagogy.

The second, “Managing Qualitative Social Science Data,” focuses on best practices, methodologies, and general strategies for managing qualitative data—i.e. text, audio, video, and images. The four modules in the set are Planning the Management of Qualitative Data, Managing Qualitative Data, Sharing Qualitative Data, and Writing with Qualitative Data, each containing a number of lessons. These modules were developed by the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University.

SSRC Labs is an ongoing project, and this page will be updated as work continues.

Doing Digital Scholarship

Managing Qualitative Social Science Data