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Why Data Management?
Increases your efficiency
Helps you to preserve and protect your data from loss
Helps you to view data as an output in its own right
Enables transparency and research integrity
Some Best Practices
Collect Data and Documentation
Save references to a software manager (e.g., Mendeley) to ensure proper / complete citations
Back up data and documentation:
"Rule of 3" places, e.g., hard drive, thumb drive, web space
Back up data and documentation
Leave your original data intact using copies to perform analyses
Include algorithms, formulae, methods in your documentation (use a scripting software such as R to document your analyses)
Create End Product
Back up drafts and end product:
"Rule of 3"
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