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GitHub: A Tool for Social Data Set Development and Verification in the Cloud

10 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last revised: 20 May 2013

Christopher Gandrud

City University London - International Political Economy; Hertie School of Governance

Date Written: May 14, 2013

Abstract

In this brief article I show that GitHub offers a comprehensive data storage service for social scientists creating and using original data sets. It has unique tools for social data set development and accuracy verification. Furthermore, GitHub fits directly into an active research workflow, particularly one that also includes R.

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Gandrud, Christopher, GitHub: A Tool for Social Data Set Development and Verification in the Cloud (May 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2199367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2199367

Christopher Gandrud (Contact Author)

City University London - International Political Economy ( email )

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London, EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

Hertie School of Governance ( email )

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Berlin, 10178
Germany

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