This guide covers research data generally, what data is, the difference between data and statistics, understanding open data, library databases that offer statistics and data, and other overview topics.
This guide is a annotated list of data repositories by subject where a researcher can deposit their data per gov standards and find data sets from research done by others.
Note: For library databases that offer statistics and data, see Research Data Literacy 101: Find Data and Statistics.
This guide covers how to create a Data Management Plan, including funders, metadata, and other important aspects. Includes help using DMPTool.
What is Data Literacy?
Data literacy is “understanding what data mean, including how to read charts appropriately, draw correct conclusions from data and recognize when data are being used in misleading or inappropriate ways” (Carlson et al., 2011). This definition emphasizes data consumption and critical assessment (Koltay, 2015).