Love Your Data Week!
Welcome to Love Your Data Week 2017! This “5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data” has participants from all over the United States and also abroad, with everyone posting and tweeting about data (best practices, resources, etc.). The PNR will be posting on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as here on the Dragonfly blog, about data issues and trends you may want to know about, whether or not you work directly with researchers. Today’s topic is “Documenting, Describing and Defining Data” and we are pleased to re-post a behind-the-scenes look at how researchers define data quality, from the University of Washington Libraries’ Data Services “Data@Libs” blog. Enjoy! “Today we’re highlighting the work of a University of Washington research lab, to demonstrate how one group of researchers define data quality. Loma, Kaeli, and Jorge from the Avian Conservation Laboratory in the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences kindly agreed to answer a few questions about data quality in their field of research. Let us know your experiences with data quality by tweeting with the hashtag #LYD17 to @UWLibsData. Provide a brief introduction to yourself and your lab/team: Kaeli: “I study the behavior of crows around dead crows (ethology/thanatology). Most other people in my lab also work on birds, but our individual studies, areas of research and methodologies vary grea...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news
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