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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.

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Published date: 31 October 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp, Human Development & Health, Research Engagement, Computational Engineering & Design Group, Chemistry Research Support, Horizon Scanning


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