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Research Methods Information : Data Management

Research Methods Information

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Information Storage

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info page from Georgia Tech Libraries. It's worth taking time to read.

Data Visualization

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"The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see."

—John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.

What is Data Management?

"Data management is the process involved in creating, obtaining, transforming, sharing, protecting, documenting and preserving data."

Kelle O'Neal of BeyeNetwork

Data Management Timeline

Research data management covers the planning, creating, storing, organising, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data.

Why Manage Your Data? (A short, focused article by Georgia Tech Libraries.)

Image & intro text credit: Research Data Management.  Curtin Library of Curtin University, Perth, West Australia

Data Management Web Resources

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Research Data MANTRA is a free, non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the data you collect throughout your research. The course is particularly appropriate for those who work with digital data.

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Research Data Managment (LibGuide)
is an introduction to research data management, including benefits and obligations.  This extensive Library Guide is curated by the Curtin University Library of West Perth, Australia.

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Writing a Data Management Plan provides table of questions that can help you to begin to think about how you will manage your data and the answers will be useful for developing the content of a data management plan.

Best Practices in Data Management provides a list of practices that are fundamental to effective data management and can be applied to all disciplines.


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The Digital Research Data Lifecycle

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Selected Books on Data Management

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