Publication Year: 08. 04. 2017 Date of last inspection: 08. 04. 2017
It is recommended to start preparing data already in the phase of study planning. A good practice of preparing data for long-term storage and access includes the preparation of a Data Management Plan. By constantly documenting and taking into consideration good practices and standards you can expand the quality of your data.
The instructions on how to deposit data and documentation:
The ADP staff is available to answer any questions or dilemmas in preparing the documentation for submission to ADP.
The ADP prepared Recommendations on how to manage your data file (2012) (available only in Slovenian) for the users of the statistical program SPSS. You may, of course, use other statistical software of your preference as well.
The document is divided into the following chapters:
– the naming of the variables,
– describing of variables,
– defining values of the variables and open answers,
– managing missing values,
– determining types of variables,
– transforming variables,
– assigning weights,
– managing missing answers,
– anonymization of the data
How to cite this page?
Social Science Data Archives. YEAR. 3. Prepare Data. Accessed: http://adp.fdv.uni-lj.si/eng/deli/postopek/priprava/ (DD. month year).
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