The Data Book: Collection and Management of Research Data

Meredith Zozus

© 2017 - Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published July 12, 2017
Reference - 336 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498742245 - CAT# K26788

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Features

  • Covers underlying principles of data and information that every researcher should know
  • Contains sections that are based on important concepts and easy to read
  • Provides broad coverage, applicable across scientific disciplines
  • Shows researchers what they need to know to stay out of trouble with data collection and management

Summary

The Data Book: Collection and Management of Research Data is the first practical book written for researchers and research team members covering how to collect and manage data for research. The book covers basic types of data and fundamentals of how data grow, move and change over time. Focusing on pre-publication data collection and handling, the text illustrates use of these key concepts to match data collection and management methods to a particular study, in essence, making good decisions about data.

The first section of the book defines data, introduces fundamental types of data that bear on methodology to collect and manage them, and covers data management planning and research reproducibility. The second section covers basic principles of and options for data collection and processing emphasizing error resistance and traceability. The third section focuses on managing the data collection and processing stages of research such that quality is consistent and ultimately capable of supporting conclusions drawn from data. The final section of the book covers principles of data security, sharing, and archival. This book will help graduate students and researchers systematically identify and implement appropriate data collection and handling methods.

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