Human rights researchers' data analysis and management practices

Lu Xiao, Isioma Elueze, Jillian R. Kavanaugh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Data analysis practices
  • Human rights research
  • QDA tool development
  • Qualitative data analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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