Data are facts, observations or experiences on which an argument or theory is constructed or tested. Data may be numerical, descriptive, aural or visual. Data may be raw, abstracted or analysed, experimental or observational. Data include but are not limited to: laboratory notebooks, field notebooks, primary research data (including research data in hardcopy or in computer readable form), questionnaires, audiotapes, videotapes, models, photographs, films, test responses. Research collections may include slides, artefacts, specimens, samples.
Source: UCL Research Data Policy: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/research-it/documents/uclresearchdatapolicy.pdf« Back to Glossary Index