Evaluating data you found

Now that you've found data on the platform, you'll want to make sure that the data you've found meets your needs. Here are a few things that you may want to check:

  1. Recency: when was the data uploaded? When was it last updated?

  2. Documentation: does the dataset have a full description? Is the Data Dictionary completed?

  3. License: does this dataset license allow you to use the data for your purposes?Summary of common license types:

  4. File size: if your students will not be working with the data on the platform, you'll want to check the file size before asking them to download since some programs struggle to open large files. If you're interested in file size limits on, refer to our file size documentation.

While these are not meant to solve every use case you may have when evaluating a dataset you found for use in your classroom, hopefully this has provided you a good place to start.dataset license