If You Discover That a Respondent Has Consistently Checked the Same
If you discover that a respondent has consistently checked the same response on a series of scales or that skip patterns were not followed on a questionnaire, more than likely you are participating in the ________ step of the data-preparation process.
The ________ step of the data-preparation process consists of screening questionnaires to identify illegible, incomplete, inconsistent, or ambiguous responses.
During a preliminary check for consistency, you found a respondent had reported an annual income of less than $20,000, yet indicated frequent shopping at prestigious department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. You are at the ________ step of the data-preparation process.
Unsatisfactory responses uncovered in the editing stage of the data-preparation process are commonly handled by doing any of the following except ________.
A)recoding unsatisfactory responses
B)assigning missing values
C)discarding unsatisfactory responses
D)returning to the field to get better data