Data sets are a series of data records that can be process. They are typically computer files that can be downloaded and be manipulated or analyzed.
Several other libraries have compiled guides to sources of both static data and datasets which you may wish to explore. I've listed some of them below. These guides may link to resources that are available only to students, faculty, and staff at that instituition. Be sure to search the title of any such sources in OneSearch or our Electronic Resources Directory to see if Baylor subscribes to these resources as well.
Enhance your research and classes by exploring datasets using digital research tools and techniques.
Go to the digital scholarship page http://blogs.baylor.edu/digitalscholarship/ for more information.
Some websites which provide datasets also have tools that you can use to analyze and visualize their datasets
Baylor's Center for Statistical Consulting will provide advice and assistance for short-term research projects undertaken by Baylor faculty and students. They can help with:
Their home page (linked above) provides info on timing and planning your work with them and a link to their Request for Assistance form. Please consider contacting them as soon as you know you will be conducting statistical research.
DMPs are short documents that describe the data that you generate during your research and how that data will be preserved and available to others both in the short-term while you are working on your project and in the long-term after the project is over.