The purpose of this paper is to better understand the data practices, influences and needs of researchers at a major public research institution.
This paper is based on the results of a pre-tested, web-based survey of University of Kansas faculty, staff, researchers and graduate students.
Influences on data practices and data needs vary with the research methodology and academic discipline of the researcher.
Academic libraries may need to adjust the services they offer to meet the varying needs of researchers in differing disciplines using differing methodologies.
This study adds to the developing literature describing research data management.
The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of Brian Rosenblum and Julie Waters for their contributions to the development and dissemination of the survey instrument.
Weller, T. and Monroe-Gulick, A. (2014), "Understanding methodological and disciplinary differences in the data practices of academic researchers", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 467-482. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2014-0021
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