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Review of Module #2
Congratulations! You have completed the module Planning for Your Data Use. Take a few minutes to check your understanding of the information covered by answering the following questions. Click on the "CHECK YOUR ANSWER" link to see how you did.
1. What term is used to describe the stages that data goes through during a typical research project?
B is the correct answer. While there are many data lifecycle models available, some more detailed than others, all of them include collecting, analyzing, organizing, and preserving data for future use.
2. What are some of the benefits of planning for use of data in your research? Name at least three.
Allows you to easily keep track of your data so that you can find it and understand it throughout your research project (Organization)
Reduces the risk of data loss or corruption - keeps your data safe and usable while completing your research project (Organization / Credibility)
Following best practices can help make your data more discoverable and citable (Future Scholarship)
Helps others understand exactly what you did with your data - whether they are trying to reproduce and validate your research results or are interested in using your data for a different research project. (Standard Practice / Credibility)
3. What is the formal planning document called which outlines how a researcher will handle their data? It is increasingly being required by funding organizations and journal publishers.