Webinar: Introduction to QAMyData ‘health-check’ tool for numeric data

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This webinar is an introduction to the new QAMyData tool for health-checking your numeric data, launched in November 2019.
The tool uses automated methods to detect and report on some of the most common problems found in the survey or numeric data, such as missingness, duplication, outliers, and direct identifiers. The open-source tool helps data creators and user’s quality assess a numeric data file using a comprehensive list of ‘tests’, classified into types: file, metadata, data integrity, and direct identifiers. Popular file formats can be tested, including SPSS, Stata, SAS, and CSV. The test configuration feature allows the creation of your own unique Data Quality Profile, which can play a useful role in your ‘FAIR’ data checking.
The webinar will describe the tests that are included in the tool, how to configure these to meet your own quality thresholds, and how to download the software from our GitHub page. they will also show their teaching exercise using messy data that can help promote data management skills.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Myles Offord
Cristina Magder
Louise Corti
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
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No fee
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Data cleaning
Data integrity and authenticity - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Digital preservation workflow
Numeric data
Survey data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Medicine and Health Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
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U.K. Data Services (UKDS)
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour