Data Management PresentationPresentation Transcript
Data Management Chi Yan LamFaculty of Ed., Queen’s University
What are we doing?• Whatever you want to talk about!• Thesis Box• Idea Management• Backup• Project Management
To write is to think.To think is to write.
Ideas Matter.Don’t let the language get in the way.
Data Management• Document, document, document – Keep a researcher’s log• User a hanging folder method – For each phase of the project • Proposal, lit review (probably two/three major areas?) ethics, Consent forms, Transcripts, examples • Special folders for each type of your rsh data • KEEP all drafts --- print them. – Do the same for your digital files
Why?• Research ethics --- safeguarding data• For your own sanity – Facilitate retrieval – Demonstrating original work (esp. in the case of a dispute)• Research practices – transparency/replicability
Idea Management• … about those serendipitous moments when you have insights into your problem.• Where/When -- watching TEDtalks? Going to a guest lecture? Class? Reading a book? Reading the lit?
Project ManagementThink about… Strategy…• Deadlines • Budget twice the time• (real) deadlines • Budget for re-writing and• Deliverables re-drafting• Lead time • Work in time blocks – Pomodoro 25-5• Wait-time – Immerse youself