Consider a spreadsheet with a field that captures an amount. Instead of the actual amount, the field has a number of interval possibilities, like the ones in the image. What could possibly go wrong?
The power of notes in research data
Very few research databases or data collections that are being populated through human labor can do without a field or other opportunity to enter notes. At least five possible uses of notes can be identified. It is important to regularly review the notes to unleash their power.
Variables in research databases need support
Variety in data-editors During my work on the SWINNO project and its database I noticed how the assistants who did the data work, I call them data editors, have different strategies of entering data. Also, they know the rules that govern the entry of the variables in various degrees, they have different ways of dealing... Continue Reading →