Preparation of survey data
Alexandre Pollien, Jessica M. E. Herzing and Erika Antal
FORS Guide Nº 13DOI :
Pollien, A., Herzing, J. M. E., & Antal, E. (2020). Preparation of survey data. FORS Guide No. 13, Version 1.0. Lausanne: Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS). doi:10.24449/FG-2020-00013
plausibilization, valid cases, validation, verification, error correction, quantitative data, databases
This guide focuses on the data preparation phase, which starts after data collection and ends before their analysis. This first assessment of the “raw” survey data is crucial since data preparation can affect the quality of the data in a positive or negative way. After an overview of the different types of errors, the guide discusses the remedies and issues related to these editing procedures.
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