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Information Visualization Research

A guide to resources for the Masters of Information Visualization program at MICA.

Sample Books

Data Sharing and Publishing

To Share Your Data, You Must:

  • Describe your data using the standard metadata of your field!

  • Describe your research process and methodology! 

  • Get a DOI for you and your data!

  • Select a repository where your data can be made available to other researchers!

For more detailed information on Data Sharing and Publishing, see NYU's Data Management Planning: Data Sharing and Publishing Resource Guide

 

Data Citation

APA Style

APA 6th edition
For a complete description of citation guidelines refer to pp. 210-211 (datset) and p. 212 (unpublished raw data) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition [Call Number: BF 76.7 .P83 2010].

Data set

Basic form:
Author/Rightsholder. (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Location: Name of producer.
or
Author/Rightsholder. (Year). Title of data set (Version number) [Description of form]. Retrieved from http:// 

Example: 
Pew Hispanic Center. (2008). 2007 Hispanic Healthcare Survey [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/

Unpublished raw data from study, untitled work

Basic form: 
Author, F. N. (Year). [Description of study topic]. Unpublished raw data.

Example:
Smith, J.A. (2006). [Personnel survey]. Unpublished raw data.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References
For a complete description of citation guidelines refer to p. 16 of the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007) [Call Number: PN 171 .F56 A63 2007].

Data set

Pew Hispanic Center. (2008). 2007 Hispanic Healthcare Survey [Data file and code book]. Available from Pew Hispanic Center Web site: http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/

Note: Available from, rather than Retrieved from, indicates that the URL takes you to a download site, rather than directly to the data set file itself.

Graphic Representation of Data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2005). [Interactive map showing percentage of respondents reporting "no" to, During the past month, did you participate in any physical activities?]. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Retrieved from http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/gisbrfss/default.aspx

APA 5th edition
For a complete description of citation guidelines refer to p. 264 (unpublished raw data) and p.281 (data file, available from government agency and from NTIS website) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition [Call Number: Z 253 .A55 2001].

Unpublished raw data from study, untitled work

Basic form: 
Author, F. N. (Year). [Description of study topic]. Unpublished raw data.

Example:
Smith, J.A. (2006). [Personnel survey]. Unpublished raw data.

This list was reproduced from University of Michigan's Research Guides. For more data citation examples see their Research Guide.

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