Module IV: Data Management

Upon completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of good data management practices
  • Describe the advantages of centralized data management, organizational data mining and the importance of planning ahead to accommodate data mining
  • Explain the general issues of data storage
  • Identify best practices for addressing the challenges of managing complex data sets and the information generated.

The following table lists the topics included in Module 4 and which chapters or appendices these topics cover.

Topic Guidelines chapters or appendices
Data management overview Ch. 15: Information Management (high-level management pieces only), parts of Ch. 4 & 5 relating to data management,)
Data mining and the importance of planning ahead Ch. 5: Organizational Data Mining
Data storage issues App. E: Current Storage Formats (Figure E-1), parts of Ch. 5 & 15
Best practices for data management Chapters 5 and 15

Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes


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