Background on Data and Data Management

photo_29808_20131126In order to manage data properly, a solid understanding of what data actually is, as well as how it is produced and disseminated, is essential. The first page explains on what exactly we are talking about when we use the word “data”. The second provides an argument on why proper data management is an important part of the research process. The process by which data is produced, shared, and preserved is covered in the third page, while in the fourth we explain how to properly give credit when you are using someone else’s data in your research. The last page offers some scholarly publications on the basics of data and issues regarding data management.

  1. What is Data?
  2. The Importance of Data Management
  3. Data Life Cycle
  4. How to Cite Data
  5. Relevant Background Reading