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Data

Data

Data comes in many different formats and is gathered for different purposes, and through different processes, using a wide range of methods. Essentially, research ‘data’ refers to any information that has been collected, generated or created for the purpose of producing research findings. In research involving children, data may include, but is not limited to, interview transcripts and/ or notes, observational / field notes, survey responses, child or researcher-framed videos or photographs, drawings or other creative works, digital data linked to a social media site, test responses, results of a health or medical test (undertaken as a part of a study). All research data requires appropriate consent to be collected and used, and must be securely stored.

Related Terms:
Big Data

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