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Research Data Documentation Methods

Briney, Kristin A. (2022) Research Data Documentation Methods. [Teaching Resource] (Unpublished)

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This handout summarizes a range of documentation methods for research data, including: laboratory notebook, e-lab notebook, README.txt, template, data dictionary, codebook, metadata schema, standard, and taxonomy. The handout describes when to apply each documentation type and what information the method covers. Thank you to Megan O'Donnell (ORCID: 0000-0002-4632-6642) for her valuable feedback.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Briney, Kristin A.0000-0003-1802-0184
Subject Keywords:research data management, documentation
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20221121-220219246
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ID Code:117936
Deposited By: Kristin Briney
Deposited On:22 Nov 2022 21:32
Last Modified:22 Nov 2022 21:34

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