7. Data Processing and Reporting
After the data is collected, it is processed — entered into a computerized form (data capture), organized and cleaned — in preparation for data analysis and reporting. Although the data processing phase comes after data collection, it is important to start planning for it whilst the methodology and questionnaire are being defined.
There are three main approaches to data processing that can be used:
This involves creating a database that matches the structure of the questionnaire. After the questionnaires are...[Read full chapter]