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Collecting, storing and processing data

This section gives tips on how to identify and access existing data, as well as documenting this data and any derived datasets that you may produce.

Here we describe the various methods for storing data, along with recommended steps to take when processing data in preparation for its analysis.  

The topics in this section are relevant for anyone using secondary data. They also provide more general information about some steps you might not carry out personally, but the results of which you may see when using secondary data. 

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