Controlled language for metadata fields such as authors/creators, subject, type and description, can aid with findability, the capacity to match different datasets, and with establishing an effective organisational structure for multiple datasets.
Library staff can add a research data collection record to Research Data Australia to increase your research impact.
Complete the template below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Using open formats with a published specification will make it easier to access or repurpose the data in the future, as proprietary data formats used by specific software programs can change over time or become obsolete.
Some documented open data formats (office documents or hierarchical/tabulated data)
Many commercial software programs will directly open and save these open data formats as well as their own proprietary formats (e.g. Word can open and save .odt documents and some .xml files, and Excel can open and save .ocs spreadsheets, .csv files, and some .xml files).
Conversion tools might be available for converting between open and proprietary formats.
More suggested formats (including image formats, geospatial data, and compressed formats)
Ensuring your data is accurate and reliable before analysis and publication will prevent problems later.
SPSS - quantitative data analysis, software available on Federation University computers
Contact Rob Watson for support and training opportunities in SPSS.
NVIVO - qualitative research data analysis program.
A limited number of places for free NVIVO training are available each year. Contact Rob Watson to register your interest.
Jo-ann Larkins at Gippsland campus can be consulted for statistics mentoring