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Data Collection

"Data Collection" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Data Collection" by people in this website by year, and whether "Data Collection" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 242 publications over 34 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2012
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