was/were with word "data"

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Data was/were analyzed using a two-way mixed-design ANOVA.

See example:

Data were analyzed using a two-way mixed-design ANOVA.
asked Apr 17 '13 at 12:10 Kathy Renner New member

Context is important here.

In an academic context, "data" is plural for "datum." Use the plural verb.

In a media context, "data" can be plural or collective. When used as a collective noun, use the singular verb.

Bob ChapmanMar 19 '15 at 22:55

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They're both OK to use. "Were" is a little more formal/academic and "was" is a little more conversational, so pick one that fits the tone you're going for. Just be sure to use it consistently throughout your writing.

link comment answered Apr 17 '13 at 13:57 Actually Holly Expert
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Data were used ( if the refered data are countable)

Data was used ( if the refered data are uncountable)

link comment answered Jan 22 at 04:54 Gueguim Kana New member
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Were is a little word use in past or to ask question example Where were you?, in 2nd person singuler You were in London, .......... 

link comment answered Apr 17 '13 at 15:08 Aissatou Bah New member

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