Preparing data for analysis using microsoft Excel.

  title={Preparing data for analysis using microsoft Excel.},
  author={Alan C. Elliott and Linda S. Hynan and Joan S. Reisch and Janet P Smith},
  journal={Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research},
  volume={54 6},
A critical component essential to good research is the accurate and efficient collection and preparation of data for analysis. Most medical researchers have little or no training in data management, often causing not only excessive time spent cleaning data but also a risk that the data set contains collection or recording errors. The implementation of simple guidelines based on techniques used by professional data management teams will save researchers time and money and result in a data set… CONTINUE READING

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