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Data Cleaning: Detecting, Diagnosing, and Editing Data Abnormalities

  • Jan Van den Broeck mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jan.broeck@africacentre.ac.za

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  • Solveig Argeseanu Cunningham,
  • Roger Eeckels,
  • Kobus Herbst
  • Published: September 06, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020267

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Basic /Raw data detailed examination

Posted by AnilArekar on 13 Oct 2010 at 11:39 GMT

Basic data are of vital importance.Unfortunately data have not given the due importance it deserve.All statistical conclusions are based on the statistical results.One outlier/inconsistent observation can potentially damage results of the study.
Advice to statisticians to apply statistical methods to accurate and relevant data.
Thanks,
Anil Arekar

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