Process, a chapter of the CESSDA Expert Tour on Data Management

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

In this chapter we focus on data operations needed to prepare your data files for analysis and data sharing. Throughout the different phases of your project, your data files will be edited numerous times. During this process it is crucial to maintain the authenticity of research information contained in the data and prevent it from loss or deterioration.
However, we will start with the topics of data entry and coding as the first steps of your work with your data files. Finally, you will learn about the importance of a comprehensive approach to data quality.
After completing your travels through this chapter you should:
Be familiar with strategies to minimise errors during the processes of data entry and data coding;
Understand why the choice of file format should be planned carefully;
Be able to manage the integrity and authenticity of your data during the research process;
Understand the importance of a systematic approach to data quality;
Able to answer the DMP questions which are listed at the end of this chapter and adapt your own DMP.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Jindrich Krejčí
Johana Chylikova
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA)
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data coding
Data conversion
Data formats
Data integrity and authenticity - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data management planning
Data quality - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Social science data
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives European Infrastructure Consortium (CESSDA ERIC)
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Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Unit - long-range plan of instruction on a particular concept containing multiple, related lessons.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)