Data management strategies have become increasingly important as new computer technologies allow for larger and more complex data sets to be analyzed easily. As a consequence, data management has become a specialty requiring specific skills and knowledge. Many new investigators have no formal training in management of data sets. This paper describes common basic strategies critical to the management of data as applied to a data set from a longitudinal study. The stages of data management are identified. Moreover, key components and strategies, at each stage are described.
Tavakoli, Abbas S.; Jackson, Kirby; Moneyham, Linda; Phillips, Kenneth D.; Murdaugh, Carolyn; and Meding, Gene
Data Management Plans: Stages, Components, and Activities,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 1,
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol1/iss2/5