How will you describe your data? The term 'metadata' refers to descriptive information about your data. It includes information such as:
Metadata should be descriptive, consistent and meaningful so that you and other people can interpret the data at a later date.
Appropriate metadata will also facilitate depositing your data into a repository at the end of the project.
Metadata standards have been developed to specifically address data description and enable sharing of data within any given discipline.
The UK Digital Curation Center's Directory of Disciplinary Metadata provides information about a range of disciplinary standards, including profiles, tools to implement the standards and case studies of data repositories currently implementing them.
Engaging to learn: Increasing the engagement of children with autism in learning activities. Research Data Australia
This research addresses the ARC national research priority of promoting and maintaining good health and well being for all Australians by enabling children with autism and their families to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. Children with autism are amongst the most challenging of all students for educators. Improving educational outcomes by engaging these children in learning, the aim of this research, is critical if these children are to achieve their full potential. This will benefit the Australian community by increasing independence, reducing barriers to inclusion, and improving the quality of life for children with autism and their families.
Young people's perceptions of their spirituality. Research Data Australia
An investigation in the elements that have contributed to the spiritual wellbeing of 16-20 year-olds in regional Victoria, based on their own perceptions: A pilot study. Voluntary participation by twenty-four young people aged 16-20 who came from faith based schools, government sponsored alternative school, and transition to work programs.