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Definition of Raw Data

(noun) Unanalyzed data.

Examples of Raw Data

  • interview audio
  • uncoded survey results

Raw Data Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /rɔ ˈdædə/
      • /rɔˈdeɪdə/
    • British English
      • /rɔː ˈdeɪtə/
      • /rɔː ˈdɑːtə/
  • Syllabification: (raw da·ta)

Usage Notes

  • Also called:
    • primary data
    • source data

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Cite the Definition of Raw Data

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “raw data.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/raw-data/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

raw data. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/raw-data/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “raw data.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/raw-data/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“raw data.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/raw-data/>.