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Survey Data for Collecting, Managing and Curating Social Science Data


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Davies, M.; Weist, M.; Wulfhorst, J.D., Kenyon, J.; Guarinello, M.L. (2015). Raw survey response data. [redacted version]. From: Best Practices and Approaches to Managing Social Science Data. USGS ScienceBase.


The aim of this project is to facilitate expansion of current data management protocols to accommodate social science data for the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and its regional Climate Science Centers (CSCs). To address this expansion, we (1) identified the best practices and approaches from practitioners/experts through interviews with current curators of social science data, (2) explored the approaches of existing tools and services to determine if they are capable of meeting the needs of the NCCWSC, and (3) conducted a survey of the specific user community, with a focus on social science researchers funded by the NCCWSC and managers of the data within the program. The dataset included here constitutes [...]


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BP_release/surveyData_clean.csv 21.33 KB text/csv
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Best Practices Survey.pdf 46.83 KB application/pdf


  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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