Author: Kristin Briney

Taking Better Notes

I’ve been talking a lot about documentation on this blog over the last few months but there is definitely one more issue I need to address before we move onto other topics: taking better notes. Taking better notes is really … Continue reading

Data or It Didn’t Happen

There’s a story in the news this week about the requested retraction of a study on changing people’s minds on same sex marriage. I always find it interesting when retraction stories are picked up by major news outlets, especially when … Continue reading

Templates

In my last post, I discussed my philosophy on documentation in that most researchers need to take better notes and augment them with a few key types of documentation, as needed. I’ve already blogged about a few of these special … Continue reading

On Documentation

I just got back from my favorite conference on data, Research Data Access and Preservation (Storify highlights), and am processing all of the great things I learned about there. While some of these things will probably end up in future … Continue reading

“Data Is” or “Data Are”?

Want to start a disagreement amongst data managers? Ask them if “data” is a singular or plural noun. Does one say “data are” or is it better to say “data is”? Data people often have opinions about which is correct … Continue reading

2015 Data Resolutions

With only a little time left in 2014, I’m sure I’m not the only one making New Year’s resolutions. While many people put diet and exercise at the top of this list, this year I’m making a few data management … Continue reading