Introducing research data - fourth edition


Scott, Mark, Boardman, Richard P., Reed, Philippa A.S., Byatt, Dorothy, Stark, Isobel, Cox, Simon J., Coles, Simon J., Collins, Andrew, Earl, Graeme P., Jasion, G., Mbuya, Thomas O. and Soady, Katherine A. (2016) Introducing research data - fourth edition , Southampton, GB University of Southampton 37pp.

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Research Data Introduction material, used with students in the University of Southampton with contributions from Archaeology, Chemistry, Medicine and Engineering.

Every discipline, from the arts and humanities to physics, is increasingly using data to drive forward its goals. Medicine might use it for recording the statistics of a particular drugs trial; physicists have complex experiments---such as the the Large Hadron Collider at CERN---producing massive quantities of data on an hourly basis; and archaeologists meticulously preserve digital records of excavation sites and artefacts.

This guide first introduces the forms data can take by showing five ways of looking at data, then presents some case studies of data usage in several disciplines in an attempt to illustrate the types of data you might encounter in your research and give you some tips or tricks that will help you in your own discipline.

The final part of the guide gives some general advice on managing and understanding data.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Computational Engineering & Design Group, ORC Research
ePrint ID: 403440
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31 October 2016Published
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 06:42
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403440

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