Comparing Documentation / Metadata

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Exercise

Comparing Documentation / Metadata

  1. Compare these data on figshare with these data on QDR. How does the available documentation / metadata differ? How do these differences matter?
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    1. You likely noticed that the QDR project includes more detailed information about the content and generation of the data and more detailed metadata. Here are some specific differences:
      • You can tell when the data were collected and where.
      • You can follow the logic of the social media excerpts Clarke has collected. On the other hand, can you follow the meaning of the “Subject” codes in the first column of the Patel et al. data?
      • The detailed information about the generation of the data on QDR mean you can better decide on whether and how much to trust the data.