CAPS Seminar: Dessi Kirilova, James McNally, and Merril Silverstein

Date(s) - Dec 03, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


CAPS Seminar: Panel presentation – Archiving Social and Behavioral Data on Aging

Merril Silverstein is a Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Science and the Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging at Syracuse University.

Dessi Kirilova is a political scientist by training and currenlty serves as the senior curation specialist of the Qualitative Data Repository.

James McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging and Research Scientist at the University of Michigan.

Description: In this panel presentation, the process of qualitative and quantitative data archiving is discussed using the Longitudinal Study of Generations as an example. Two archives are represented: Qualitative Data Repository (QDR, is an archive dedicated to qualitative data and data underlying multi-method inquiry. QDR is the only repository of its kind in the US – dedicated specifically to curating and archiving qualitative data and attuned to the requirements and concerns of qualitative researchers, their materials and sources. The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA is housed at the University of Michigan and contains 1500 studies related to health and aging.