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Data tips

  • Be realistic in what you expect to find.
  • Read any methodological or technical documentation and note the method by which the data have been gathered.
  • If the data have been aggregated, identify the original sources.
  • Match variables closely in time.

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Data Citation

If you use data collected by another person or organization, it is important that you cite your source.  Creators of datasets should receive the same credit as creators of any other intellectual property.  Here are some guides to data citation.


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