People who work on the data system often develop guidance or themselves to assist their work and it is helpful to identify these and include them in curation files to aid others in understanding specific data-related issues.
- [Instructor] The last set of text-based curation files … we are going to cover are cheat sheets and diagrams. … So, let's say you are in charge of a city … and one of the residents shows you … that there is a hole in the road … that someone could just fall into. … You see the cover but you and the resident … find it too heavy to move the cover to cover the hole. … So, what should you do? … Did you say nothing? … Let someone fall in? … No, of course not, that would be unethical. … Instead, we can put up warning cones or alarms. … We might even put up signs instructing people … to go around the hole. … You probably guessed that the hole in the road … is a metaphor for holes in your database. … By holes in your database, … I mean common mistakes that everyone seems to make … with that dataset. … I remember at the Army we had really nice occupational codes … in a lot of fields. … They were so clear, like AB01, … but the problem is how to decode these codes … had changed over the years. …
- How curation files function as part of data management
- Back-end curation
- Front-end curation
- Steps for dashboard design
- Designing surveys
- Creating warehouse, analytic, and application flow diagrams
- Text-based curation files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Data Curation
2. Back-End Curation
3. Front-End Curation
4. Special Curation for Surveys
5. Flow Diagrams
6. Text-Based Curation Files
7. Application in the Field
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