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Data Collection

"Data Collection" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Data Collection" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Data Collection" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2105 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 140 publications in 2014
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