The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

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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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Joachim Wackerow
GESIS - German Social Science Infrastructure Services,

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Wackerow, J. (2008). The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2008.

DOI : 10.23106/dcmi.952109391

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