Guides

Use our InfoGuides and websites to learn more about specific digital scholarship techniques and for locating data sources. Browse through the topical list below or consult the complete list of DiSC Guides.

Data Management
Data management includes collecting and processing data, analyzing data and publishing research results as well as planning for long-term access.

Data Visualization
Learn about best practices and tools to visualize data using charts and maps.

Find Statistics & Data
Access popular sources for locating data or statistics on a variety of topics. The recommendations on this guide are often good places to start because they can be used for answering many questions.

  • By Topic: Access guides to statistics or data on your topic of interest.
  • For Analysis:¬†Access data specifically selected for use in data analysis projects. Use this guide to get tips on working with datasets.
  • Full List of Data Guides

Geospatial Data & GIS
Learn how to use Geographic Information, including that from the Census, to make maps of your data, and find Geospatial Data for use with GIS projects.

Qualitative Research
Find tutorials about conducting Qualitative research, including resources on methodologies and software.

Scholarly Communication @ the Mason Publishing Group
Learn about Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Fair Use, File Sharing, and Copyright.

Software
See the availabilty for various software, plus learning resources, including handouts and workshop materials from DiSC staff.

Statistical Analysis
Find resources on quantitative data analysis plus places to brush up on your statistical knowledge, or make statistical computations.

Surveys
Conducting a survey has many different steps. Learn about selecting samples, recruiting participants, writing questionnaires, formatting questionnaires, and analysis strategies.

Text Analysis
Get started with text and data mining by reviewing steps involved, finding out about data access, copyright, and licensing, as well as locating corpora (or texts), and learning about digital tools.

Contacts

Contact any DiSC staff member to get started by e-mailing datahelp@gmu.edu