Qualitative data describes qualities, characteristics, and concepts related to people, their experiences, and our socially constructed nature of reality.
Examples of research that involve qualitative data: interviews, focus groups, observation, field notes, oral histories, primary source research with items such as diaries and journals, and any other research endeavor that allows a subject to express qualities and characteristics of their experience.
Below is a list of some great resources to look at:
"Free" datasets and software may have limits on how you can use them.
Here are some of the basic types of licenses for datasets:
"Open Source" is talking about the software involved: open source software (OSS) is freely available online for download and use; this term does not refer to a license of any kind. Some basic types of licenses for OSS include:
When you create a data set, you want to make sure that it is "good" data in that it is accurate, complete, organized, and ultimately, reusable.
Here are some tools that can help: