Managing Active Data
Presented February 3, 2017
This workshop focused on data management, from project start-up through data collection, analysis, and publication of your major findings. Presenters reviewed best-practices for data storage, form/format, documentation, and integrity. Attendees were asked to provide feedback on their storage needs and brainstorm ideas for a college-wide storage system for EHE researchers. Best practices for handling active participant files, data sets, variables, and codebooks were discussed by leading OSU research scientists. Presenters included Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Librarian, OSU Libraries; Joe Roush, CIO College of Education and Human Ecology, as well as leading researchers from EHE including Jessica Logan, Senior Researcher, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy.
This workshop was for all faculty, postdoctoral researchers, staff and graduate students with examples from the College of Education and Human Ecology.
- Introduction — Kim Lightle, Office of Research
- Data Collection Tools Comparison
- Resources from 1st workshop in the series, Knowing Your Data
- Data Cleaning Video: Kim Murphy section starts at 36:00 (Amanda is at the beginning!)
- Hadley Wickham's tidy data guidelines
- Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving