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been queried from a positive as well as a negative angle. While interpreting
the answers, care should be taken as a record the answer as a “positive
question” response or as “negative question” response in all uniformity
checks for consistency in coding throughout the questionnaire/interview
schedule response/data set.
The final point in the editing of data set is to maintain a log of all corrections
that have been carried out at this stage. The documentation of these
corrections helps the researcher to retain the original data set. Sikkim Manipal University Page No. 150 Research Methodology Unit 11 11.4 Coding
The edited data are then subject to codification and classification. Coding
process assigns numerals or other symbols to the several responses of the
data set. It is therefore a pre-requisite to prepare a coding scheme for the
data set. The recording of the data is done on the basis of this coding
The responses collected in a data sheet varies, sometimes the responses
could be the choice among a multiple response, sometimes the response
could be in terms of values and sometimes the response could be
alphanumeric. At the recording stage itself, if some codification were done to
the responses collected, it would be useful in the data analysis. When
codification is done, it is imperative to keep a log of the codes allotted to the
observations. This code sheet will help in the identification of variables/observations and the basis for such codification.
The first coding done to primary data sets are the individual observation
themselves. This responses sheet coding gives a benefit to the research, in
that, the verification and editing of recordings and further contact with
respondents can be achieved without any difficulty. The codification can be
made at the time of distribution of the primary data sheets itself. The codes
can be alphanumeric to keep track of where and to whom it had been sent.
For instance, if the...
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