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Data Management Quick Links
Guide to Social Science Data Preservation and Archiving (ICPSR)
A thorough how-to and best practices guide, including guidance for all steps of the research process: Proposal Development and DMPs, Project Start-up, Data Collection and File Creation, Data Analysis, Preparing Data for Sharing, Depositing Data.
DataOne: Best Practices
Includes an excellent "Best Practices Primer" with clear definitions and descriptions helpful for those who are new to data management terminology and concepts.
An online wizard that supports the creation of data management plans for a variety of funding agencies.
Intro to Research Data Management
The library's Savvy Researcher workshop series offers several introductory and advanced workshops on data management, as well as workshops on resources and tools for finding, analyzing and visualizing data. Check the workshop schedule each semester!
The library's Research Data Service webpage also provides links to information about data-related concepts and resources such as online guides, workshop schedules, and consultation services.
Research Data Lifecycle: Start to Finish
Why worry about data management now? Research data management decisions begin with the initial research project proposal and research design, and affect every step of the research project from start to finish, and even have lasting consequences after a project concludes.
As a new Sociology Ph.D. student, learning about the best practices for social sciences research data now will:
- help you get funding for your research (many federal agencies now require a data management plan (DMP) for all grant applications, and soon all federal agencies will require DMPs)
- help you organize your data from the beginning to avoid confusion and/or loss of data later on
- help you make decisions that will ensure that your data is preserved
- help you decide when, where, and how to share your research data
Research Data Life Cycle
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