What are the different types of data sets?
Discussed are audio and video recordings, interviews and observations, experiments in labs, eye tracking and medical screening (MRI/EEC/ECG....)
Audio and video recordings as dataset
Audio and video recordings are regularly used in academic research. Sometimes these recordings can be made anonymous by blurring faces, or just filming hands, but this depends strongly on the purpose of the study.
How do I deal with datasets that contain personal data?
Before the start of a research project, a researcher makes the decision to collect data him/herself or to use existing datasets or a combination of the two. This process, if applicable, takes place simultaneously with the application for the ethical review.
Some scientific studies use eye-tracking to track eye movements. One example is a study on the way people look at websites.
Medical screening (MRI/EEG/ECG...)
A number of scientific studies make use of medical screening such as MRI, EEG and ECG. The results constitute special personal data, to which the following guidelines apply.
If wearables, such as a Fitbit, are used for an academic study, the following guidelines apply.