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HEADS-DOWN DATA ENTRY

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Definition:
Heads-down data entry refers to data entry with no error detection occurring at the time of entry. Data entered in a heads down mode is often verified by re-keying the questionnaire and comparing the two-keyed copies of the same questionnaire. Data entered in a "heads-down" fashion may later be corrected in either a "batch" or an "interactive" data review process.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms Used in Statistical Data Editing Located on K-Base, the knowledge base on statistical data editing, UN/ECE Data Editing Group.

Cross References:
Heads-up data entry

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013