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Social Science Research

About Data :

Data is defined as "a re-interpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. The types of data include: observational data, textual data, numerical data, statistical data, etc.

In social sciences, data is generally numeric files originating from social research methodologies or administrative records, from which statistics are produced. However, beside numerical data, other data formats include audio, video, geospatial and other digital content that are relevant to social science research.

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