Usecase: combining social science data from multiple sources and track changes?
I was hoping to get some advice on the suitability of using exversion for our use case.
I am a researcher at the University of Basel. We are working on a project where we are collecting biographical information on Swiss parliamentarians from multiple sources across multiple universities.
Our aim is to put this data together in a relational database so we can extra data from this for statistical analysis. My impression is that Exversion offers a data-management tool alla git. What we are looking for is a platform that we can use to maintain our data.
Version management and data-point conflict resolution would be a key functionality for us. It is for example possible that according to one of our sources a parliamentarian started a certain job in a specific year while according to another sources this job was started in another year.
We will be adding non-redundant / non-conflicting information at the same time. We would for example want to be able to upload a data-frame with political jobs, some of which would already be present in the data (because imported from another sources) some of which would be completely new (same parliamentarian but job was not known yet) and some might be conflicting (job was known but its start-date in the already 'pushed' data is different from what we are now trying to push into it).
It would be great to get some advice on how suitable Exversion would be for our case!
Posted in General by Tomas Turner-Zwinkels