Nesstar Mark up Document Description Study and Other

Hi there! This tutorial will cover Marking up the Dataset, Creating Metadata from scratch, I'll go into detail on the Document Description, Study Description, and Other Study Materials. After you have imported your study into Nesstar, it is time to begin creating the metadata. With your imported study open, take a look at the left side of the screen. You can see I have a file open for the purposes of this tutorial. The data is from the Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2012, Person File simply because this is one the most recent datasets that I've worked on. Let's take a quick scan down the list: We have the Document Description - which describes the electronic document you are creating or your marked-up version of the file. Study Description - this describes the study itself. Other Study Materials provides a spot for materials that are related to the study, like similar studies or potential references. We also have Datasets, Variable Groups, and Other Materials and External Resources. Like I stated in the intro, we'll focus on the first three. In my experience, these are the parts that take the longest, in particular, the Document Description and Study Description. The first time you work on a particular survey that stands on its own or is part of a series, you will need to do some investigative work to find the information necessary to fill in these fields. The first thing to do is look for any accompanying documentation. This can come in a variety of forms, but will typically be a User Guide. For this survey, I used the User Guide for the Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2012. This provides you with the information on who conducted the study and how it was done. If this is not available or you need more information, try checking odesi to see if there are surveys from the same series. For example, when working on the 2012 CIUS, I was able to look at previous years for more information. Moving on, click on the plus sign next to Document Description to expand it. The template that I am using includes most of the available DDI tags. At the very least, your template should include the mandatory fields. For these, refer to the Best Practices Document. This document also shows you how to fill out the tags appropriately and uses examples. In this first section, for Title Statement, only Title is mandatory, the others are optional. To do this, you would place your cursor under Title and type in the title. In this case, I already have it filled out. Note: when filling out tags you can click on each individual field and a description will appear underneath. For example, if I click on Title, I have the description of the field here. This can be helpful when working on a tag with a lot of text, for example, the Abstract, so you can more easily see what you are writing in one full screen instead of scrolling through it. The Study Description generally takes a little longer as there is more information to fill out, so let's expand it. But don't forget some information can be copied and pasted from the Document Description, such as the title. And the same goes for the Study Description as the Document Description, more information on tags and examples can be found in the Best Practices Document. Our third and final section for this tutorial is the Other Study Materials. We'll scroll down and click on it. For example, if you wanted to add to Related Studies, highlight it and click on the plus sign. We have a new field here. Type in the Title, for example, we'll just say Tutorial. You would fill the url here and the Description here. And you can do this for any of the other fields. That's all for this tutorial. This video was created by the Carleton University Data Centre. Thanks for watching.

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