Love Your Data – Day 4: Finding the right data

Content is adapted from the Love Your Data Website.
 
Need to find the right data? Have a clear question and locate quality data sources. 
 
Things to consider:
In a 2004 Science Daily News article, the National Science Foundation used the phrase “here there be data” to highlight the exploratory nature of traversing the “untamed” scientific data landscape. The use of that phrase harkens to older maps of the world where unexplored territories or areas on maps bore the warning ‘here, there be [insert mythical/fantastical creatures]’ to alert explorers to the dangers of the unknown. While the research data landscape is (slightly) less foreboding, there’s still an adventurous quality to looking for research data.
 
Read more about finding the right data or join the conversation on twitter and facebook using #LYD17 or #loveyourdata
 
Have questions? Contact Jill Krefft, Institutional Repository Coordinator at jkrefft@fiu.edu
 
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