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Quantitative Methods now live
by PORT Manager - Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:52 PM
 

Data can be described as quantitative if it can be measured or identified on a numerical scale. Examples include length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, age, distance, cost and so on. However, not all data using numbers is quantitative: Datasets are often classified into ...

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Digital Tools resource launched
by PORT Manager - Thursday, 12 March 2015, 10:43 AM
 

By Jonathan Blaney

Historians have always dealt with large amounts of text and have had to develop ways of dealing with the volume of it, such as the index card or the Renaissance book wheel.

Now that much textual information comes in electronic form, that data is now much ...

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Managing your Research now online
by PORT Manager - Thursday, 26 February 2015, 10:09 AM
 

Historians don’t often like to think about data management.  Indeed, it is almost considered an ugly word or a taboo.  Data Management gets in the way of the interesting stuff – the research, the learning.  Nevertheless, it is vital to the work that we do.  History is data.  It is...

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Data Preservation resource now online!
by PORT Manager - Thursday, 19 February 2015, 10:33 AM
 

By Stephanie Taylor

This news item can also be found on the SAS Blog: Why we should all think about data preservation

Although the SHARD project ended some time ago, in July 2012. The project identified  four basic principles of digital preservation for researchers – ...

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