The Benefits and Limits of Transparency in Qualitative Research

The Department of Sociology and The Extra-Legal Governance Institute (Ex-Legi), University of Oxford, will hold an online half-day workshop titled, ‘The Benefits and Limits of Transparency in Qualitative Research’ on Monday, June 7, 14:00-17:30 hrs.

Description: In qualitative inquiry, the push for transparency practices is increasingly gaining support, yet remains more controversial than it is for quantitative research. One side of the debate perceives openness as an essential step in building valid, trustworthy research; the other side flags its ethical and philosophical infeasibility. Can there be a consensus?

The workshop brings together prominent scholars in law, sociology, and criminology to discuss the intellectual, ethical, and social benefits and limits of transparency practices in qualitative research. The full programme is available for download on the registration page (registration link below).

Speakers: Steven Lubet, Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Memorial Professor of Law at Northwestern University; Heather Hamill, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford; Federico Varese, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford; Christopher Barrie, Lecturer in Computational Sociology, University of Edinburgh; Mariana Borges Martins da Silva, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford.

Registration is required. Please use the link below to register; registered participants will be sent a Zoom link to join the seminar. Kindly note that spaces are limited; registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.