For the purposes of compliance with ethics and data storage policies, ‘data’ means ‘original information which is collected, stored, accessed, used or disposed of during the course of the research, and the final report of the research findings’.
Your research methods may include the collection of information (data) which can be interpreted or analyzed to frame answers to your research questions or increase knowledge of your research topic. You can collect this information in a variety of ways (interviews, surveys, experiments, observations, critical appraisal of texts, literature or works of art or other artifacts). Different collection methods will require different types of management.
Working with your data
Presenting your data