NOTE ON USE AND ORIGIN
This Glossary of Common Data Terms was developed locally as a non-technical resource for those interested in expanding their functional data vocabulary. This glossary contains commonly used data terms defined in easy-to-understand language. Although the definitions are informal and non-academic, the following academic texts heavily informed their development:
Shryock, H.S., and Siegel, J.S. The Methods and Materials of Demography. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1976.
Haupt, A. and Kane, T.T. Population Handbook. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., 1978.
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Below are a few of the many free resources available online for those who would like to learn more about data, from the basics to advanced concepts and skills.
- School of Data. https://schoolofdata.org/handbook/courses/what-is-data/
- Data-Pop Alliance. http://datapopalliance.org/item/what-is-data-literacy/
- Oceans of Data Institute. http://oceansofdata.org/our-work/big-data-big-promise