Launch of Growing Up in Ireland Qualitative Data deposited in irish Qualitative Data Archive

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Francis Fitzgerald, T.D.

Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin 10:00 :: 22nd September 2011

The Irish Qualitative Data Archive (www.iqda.ie) will participate in a workshop on Thursday, September 22nd as part of the Growing Up in Ireland launch of Qualitative Key Findings from the Child Cohort by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. The launch will take place in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin at 10 a.m. followed by the workshop session at 11.30 a.m. The workshop will outline the method used in the data collection for the qualitative phase of the Growing Up in Ireland study, as well as a presentation on how researchers can access and use the data through the Irish Qualitative Data Archive.

The Irish Qualitative Data Archive is a national research infrastructure housed in NIRSA, at NUI Maynooth. It is the central access point for qualitative social science data; interviews, pictures and other non-numerical material. IQDA was established at NUI Maynooth as part of the Irish Social Science Platform under PRTLI4, and is a partner in the consortium that will develop a National Audiovisual Repository (NAVR) under PRTLI5.

Growing Up in Ireland is a Government study. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is funding it in association with the Department of Social Protection and the Central Statistics Office. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is overseeing and managing the Study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin. The latest research from Growing Up in Ireland draws on in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with 120 nine-year-old children and their parents. These families are participating in and were selected from the larger Growing Up in Ireland quantitative study which is tracking the lives of 8,500 nine-year-old children.

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IQDA Growing Up in Ireland

 
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