Getting to Know Your Repository

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Creating a Data Appendix

  1. Draft the framework for a data appendix for a research product you are currently creating. What set of attributes would work across all your different forms of data (documents, interviews transcripts / notes, etc.) and help your readers understand and evaluate your project’s evidentiary foundation?
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    1. Give your draft framework, and the abstract for the research product you are writing, to someone unfamiliar with the piece. Solicit their input on whether the information you are proposing to provide is the type they would want to know when evaluating your work.