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Humanities Data

Data analysis and visualization can help humanists see their research from a different angle. Here are some ways to get started.

What is humanities data?

Pride and Prejudice in Voyant ToolsStéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell [CC BY (]

So, what is data in the humanities? Does it exist? The short answer is, yes, depending on what you consider "data."

Here are some examples of humanities data:

You can think about "data" as meaning "information." Data isn't always numeric, and it isn't limited to STEM disciplines.

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