Research Data Management (RDM) is the intentional process, throughout an entire research project, of keeping data organized. This extends through:
Proper data helps:
Following proper data management practices can ensure you are methodical as you gather and manage your data.
Research Data are the recorded observations created, collected or observed in the process of conducting an original research project. Research data can be either qualitative or quantitative in nature and may come in a wide range of formats, among them:
Borrowed from the Portage Primer