Table of Contents
- What is DataShop?
- Getting Data In
- Accessing DataShop
- Project / Dataset Administration
- Citing DataShop and Datasets
- Filtering Data
- Export: Getting Data Out
- Using Other Tools
- Contact Us
Citing DataShop and Datasets
You can find dataset-specific citation guidance on the Citation page (Dataset Info > Citation) in DataShop or in the text file included with each export of data. This information is taken from the Dataset Info fields "Acknowledgement for Secondary Analysis" and "Preferred Citation for Secondary Analysis", which are settable by researchers who have edit access to the dataset. General citation guidance is given below.
To cite the DataShop web application and repository:
Please include the following reference in your publication:
Koedinger, K.R., Baker, R.S.J.d., Cunningham, K.,
Skogsholm, A., Leber, B., Stamper, J. (2010). A Data Repository for the EDM community: The PSLC
DataShop. In Romero, C., Ventura, S., Pechenizkiy, M., Baker, R.S.J.d. (Eds.) Handbook of
Educational Data Mining. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
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You might also cite our URL in the text of your paper:
For exploratory analysis, I used DataShop, available at http://pslcdatashop.web.cmu.edu (Koedinger et al., 2010).
To cite a dataset for secondary analysis:
First determine if a citation or acknowledgement is given for the dataset you are using. You can find dataset-specific citation guidance on the Citation page (Dataset Info > Citation) in DataShop.
If no citation or acknowledgement is shown there, you will need to determine a primary paper for the dataset to reference. A primary paper is an article published by the owner of the dataset containing their analysis. Many datasets will have such a paper attached to the dataset under the Files tab. If you're not sure which paper the primary researcher(s) would like to have cited (or if no paper is listed), contact us and we will put you in touch with them or determine an appropriate paper for citing.
To cite a dataset for secondary analysis that does not have an owner, preferred citation, or acknowledgement (for example, a "course" dataset collected over the duration of a school year), determine an appropriate "global" paper for the domain. For example, to reference a mathematics course dataset, you could cite a recent book chapter on Cognitive Tutors.