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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines data as "factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation". Depending on the research, data can come in a variety of forms. You can think of data as anything created or collected during the research process that helps support your ideas and findings. Below are a few examples.
Documents and spreadsheets
Questionnaires, transcripts, codebooks
Health indicators (blood cell counts, vital signs, BMI, etc.)