The first thing we need to do before we write our plan is to make a data inventory. Our inventory will need to account for the different types of research data that the project will collect and create. We'll need to think about how we're going to save the data (file formats), which programs will be used (file types), and what data will be collected and produced.
While the complete inventory will not be in the plan it may be helpful to create a list that you can reference.
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Example data identification blurb:
This project will create spreadsheets of word frequencies found in jazz songs from the 1930's. For each song a plain text document containing a transcript of the lyrics will be generated and stored as a .txt file. Word counts for each song analyzed will be recorded in spreadsheets, one for each song. Another spreadsheet will contain the details about each of the songs that were analyzed (such as year written, singer, producer, etc.). A final spreadsheet will combine the word counts from all of the songs analyzed. The spreadsheets will be saved as both Microsoft Excel and .csv files.