Penn State Data Management Plan Tutorial

1.1 Method of Data Collection

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In this part of the DMP, provide a brief statement on your research methodology, addressing the goals of data collection and how you will collect your data. This is also where you may discuss the design of the research project and integrate any information about, or references to, secondary data - perhaps data generated previously for a different project that might impact or influence this one.

For example, do you plan to conduct a survey or interviews, use observational or experimental techniques? You will need to describe each in enough detail that the reader can understand your plan as well as judge the appropriateness of the technique. If you plan to utilize existing data, you will describe the source.

researchers sitting at water's edge writing down observations in notebook
Collecting mussel data.