data archives

data archives

or

data banks

repositories for the raw data collected in previous social surveys. Such data, today often made available to users in computer-readable form, may be used to reanalyse data, and used in SECONDARY ANALYSIS, which combines data from several surveys and over time. As well as containing the raw data on many classic studies, archives usually also have extensive holdings of data on changes over time in public opinion. In the UK, the main data archive is the ESRC Data Archive at the University of Essex. Data banks can be a source of inexpensive, highly relevant data. The disadvantages of using such data are that a researcher is likely to have less awareness of the limitations of the data than those who originally collected it, and, where data from several surveys are combined, problems of comparability are likely to arise (see also OFFICIAL STATISTICS). See also HUMAN RELATIONS AREA FILES.
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This is usually provided through a digital object identifier (DOI) or universal numerical fingerprint (UNF), which allows later linking of data and possibilities for interoperability and mashing up of data archives. Within data archives, para-textual research material is also stored for later archiving and sharing.
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Institutionally, data archives have also had a preference for working with machine-readable statistical data and many international archives still lack any comprehensive facilities for dealing with qualitative material.
As a result, data archives have often evolved as a somewhat accidental by-product of the process of providing access.
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