1. Data Basics: Why bother?
- Find data to back up your claims or prove a hypothesis – or conversely, to show a claim or hypothesis may not be correct.
- Finding data on a topic is often challenging. The data you need might be buried in a database, book, or article - and not on the open web.
- Different disciplines have their own specialized data resources.
- Some disciplines widely use data types not regularly used elsewhere.
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