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Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian by Katharin Peter, Lynda Kellam

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Introduction to data services and sources

Abstract:

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an introduction to data services within the academic library by describing the history and development of data services in the United States and other countries. The chapter also introduces the primary concepts necessary for understanding numeric data, datasets, and secondary data analysis, including the difference between aggregate statistical products and microdata, the purpose of coding data, and the use of data documentation.

Keywords

history of data services

data services

numeric data

secondary data analysis

description of aggregate statistics

description of microdata

Recent years have seen a proliferation of free and subscription-based numeric ...

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