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* Data and statistics: Collecting Data

Locate and use numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data sets, and find data repositories to house your own data.

Research Methods Resources

Researchers collect data in a number of ways often using methods specific to their discipline, this can include using:

Forms (online or print)
Interviews & focus groups
Instruments (e.g. spectrometers, MRI scanners, seismometers, etc.)

To see how data collection fits into the full research data management (RDM) lifecycle use the What is RDM tab above. 

Selected resources from our collection for learning research methods by discipline include: