I am a PhD candidate in Information Science at Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and I have a question about research data that perhaps you can help me with.
There are certain kinds of research where you do not collect empirical data, but only deal with bibliographic data. For instance, in pure theoretical research.
In that case, it makes sense to me that the core bibliographic data used should be described under certain criteria, with selected metadata, in order, for instance, to be reused by other researchers dealing with similar subjects. So, the question is: can I consider these data (the bibliographic ones, described with metadata - and including the metadata) research data?
Thanks in advance for your help.