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 with uncertainty, they work with different levels of precision, they differ in how critical they read the source material and in how fast they work. I am probably forgetting a few more dimensions. All these differences have their effects on the quality of the data … Continue reading Variables in research databases need support