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Term: data Class:  
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Created 24 November 2013
Last modified 24 November 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard

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Definition: Any record which can be used to support a scholarly research argument.
Source: copied from http://www.force11.org/node/4770, cited there as modified from http://vso1.nascom.nasa.gov/vso/misc/vocab_2p3.pdf
Examples: In the social sciences, data may include survey responses, interviews and historical documents

A particular record may not be considered valid evidence in all disciplines. (http://vso1.nascom.nasa.gov/vso/misc/vocab_2p3.pdf) Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen
The term "data" as used in this document is meant to be broadly inclusive. In addition to digital manifestations of literature (including text, sound, still images, moving images, models, games, and simulations), digital data refers as well to forms of data and databases that generally require the assistance of computational machinery and software in order to be useful, such as various types of laboratory data including spectrographic, genomic sequencing, and electron microscopy data; observational data, such as remote sensing, geospatial, and socio-economic data; and other forms of data either generated or compiled by humans or machines (Quoated from http://www.force11.org/node/4770, where it is cited as 'adapted from CoData Report, 2013, https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/dsj/12/0/12_OSOM13-043/_article') Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen
This usage follows common practice of overloading data as both a singular, mass noun and a plural for a collection of data items.
To be logically complete, a definition of 'record' is necessary
Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen