The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

Joachim Wackerow

Abstract


The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international
effort to establish an XML-based standard for the compilation, presentation, and
exchange of documentation for datasets in the social and behavioral sciences. This
poster looks at DDI version 3.0 of DDI, which supports a rich and structured set of
metadata elements that, not only fully informs a potential data analyst about a
given dataset, but also facilitates computer processing of the data.

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