At the Editing Stage, the Researcher Makes a Preliminary Check
At the editing stage, the researcher makes a preliminary check for consistency.
Unsatisfactory respondents may differ from satisfactory respondents in systematic ways and the decision to designate a respondent as unsatisfactory may be subjective.Both of these factors bias the results.
When entering respondent data into a spreadsheet, each column contains the data for one respondent.
The following codes should be included for each respondent: project code, interviewer code, date and time codes, category codes, and validation code.