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Data Collection & Creation

This guide provides information about how to gather data from existing collections as well as methods to create your own data based on your research goals.

About Data Collection & Creation

Data enables people and organizations to answer relevant questions, predict future trends, and evaluate outcomes.  Data may either be created (if not otherwise available) or collected from existing sources. You may create data using methods, equipment, and personal knowledge to answer questions relating to your area of interest. Data collection is the approach of gathering information about your study subject from a variety of sources to have a complete and more accurate picture of your subject.

In this section, you can find some sources to gather data from existing collections as well as methods to create your own data based on your research goals.