Author: Kristin Briney

Data Management Videos

I’ve been so busy talking about documentation on the blog recently that I’ve forgotten to share an awesome project that I’ve been working on: the data management video series! Over the course of the last semester, I worked with an … Continue reading

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