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: By definition, quantitative researchers rely on the analysis of data, as do many other qualitatively oriented researchers. In the social sciences, data is often collected, cleaned, coded, recoded, linked to other data, and extensively manipulated before analysis. Social scientists rely heavily on data management, yet there is clearly a lower level or appreciation for the fundamentals of quantitative research data management in the social sciences. This book attempts to solve this problem by providing a principled and unified collection of methodologies and tools that will guide empirical social scientists to more replicable results. It provides modern tools, methods, and advice, while remaining accessible through explanation and example.