Coding Data

Coding Data

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Define: Coding data
1) Coding data usually means shortening the origional data
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3 advantages of coding data
1) Speeds up data entry - "Female" encoded = "F" 2) Increases accuracy of data entry - "female" = data to be entered, "Femal" is entered, by encoding the data to "F" cuts down the risk of a spelling mistake 3) validation can improve accuracy
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Give 2 examples of coding
1) "Female = "F" 2) China = "CH"
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2 disadvantages of coding data
1) Coarsening of code- the house is "Light blue" but "blue" is entered to represent the colour of the house 2) obscured data - e.g Switzerland = "CHE" many people wouldnt recognise, or be able to interperate the code
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Coded data takes less time to be entered into a system? (true or false)
1) True
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3 advantages of coding data

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1) Speeds up data entry - "Female" encoded = "F" 2) Increases accuracy of data entry - "female" = data to be entered, "Femal" is entered, by encoding the data to "F" cuts down the risk of a spelling mistake 3) validation can improve accuracy

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Give 2 examples of coding

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2 disadvantages of coding data

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Coded data takes less time to be entered into a system? (true or false)

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