Data entry errors in an on-line operation

Susan L. Norton, Anne Buchanan Weiss, David L. Rossmann, Ranajit Chakraborty, Kenneth M. Weiss

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In an epidemiological investigation of the population of Laredo, Texas, baptism records from the Catholic church have been entered into a dedicted computer through an interactive, on-line system. The errors that occurred in the transcription process have been analyzed by a procedure of triple entry of sampled records. Special attention is paid to the rate and types of error in the entry of personal names. ANOVA and variance component analysis reveals the importance of field and data entry technician for error rates. Some practical suggestions, based on our experience with a large data entry operation, are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-198
Number of pages20
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

Fingerprint

Data acquisition
Analysis of Variance
Online Systems
Names
Religious buildings
Online systems
Transcription
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Norton, S. L., Weiss, A. B., Rossmann, D. L., Chakraborty, R., & Weiss, K. M. (1981). Data entry errors in an on-line operation. Computers and Biomedical Research, 14(2), 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5
Norton, Susan L. ; Weiss, Anne Buchanan ; Rossmann, David L. ; Chakraborty, Ranajit ; Weiss, Kenneth M. / Data entry errors in an on-line operation. In: Computers and Biomedical Research. 1981 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 179-198.
@article{a398f295dfe84bd989f638afa3b620fd,
title = "Data entry errors in an on-line operation",
abstract = "In an epidemiological investigation of the population of Laredo, Texas, baptism records from the Catholic church have been entered into a dedicted computer through an interactive, on-line system. The errors that occurred in the transcription process have been analyzed by a procedure of triple entry of sampled records. Special attention is paid to the rate and types of error in the entry of personal names. ANOVA and variance component analysis reveals the importance of field and data entry technician for error rates. Some practical suggestions, based on our experience with a large data entry operation, are offered.",
author = "Norton, {Susan L.} and Weiss, {Anne Buchanan} and Rossmann, {David L.} and Ranajit Chakraborty and Weiss, {Kenneth M.}",
year = "1981",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "179--198",
journal = "Journal of Biomedical Informatics",
issn = "1532-0464",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc.",
number = "2",

}

Norton, SL, Weiss, AB, Rossmann, DL, Chakraborty, R & Weiss, KM 1981, 'Data entry errors in an on-line operation', Computers and Biomedical Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5

Data entry errors in an on-line operation. / Norton, Susan L.; Weiss, Anne Buchanan; Rossmann, David L.; Chakraborty, Ranajit; Weiss, Kenneth M.

In: Computers and Biomedical Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.01.1981, p. 179-198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Data entry errors in an on-line operation

AU - Norton, Susan L.

AU - Weiss, Anne Buchanan

AU - Rossmann, David L.

AU - Chakraborty, Ranajit

AU - Weiss, Kenneth M.

PY - 1981/1/1

Y1 - 1981/1/1

N2 - In an epidemiological investigation of the population of Laredo, Texas, baptism records from the Catholic church have been entered into a dedicted computer through an interactive, on-line system. The errors that occurred in the transcription process have been analyzed by a procedure of triple entry of sampled records. Special attention is paid to the rate and types of error in the entry of personal names. ANOVA and variance component analysis reveals the importance of field and data entry technician for error rates. Some practical suggestions, based on our experience with a large data entry operation, are offered.

AB - In an epidemiological investigation of the population of Laredo, Texas, baptism records from the Catholic church have been entered into a dedicted computer through an interactive, on-line system. The errors that occurred in the transcription process have been analyzed by a procedure of triple entry of sampled records. Special attention is paid to the rate and types of error in the entry of personal names. ANOVA and variance component analysis reveals the importance of field and data entry technician for error rates. Some practical suggestions, based on our experience with a large data entry operation, are offered.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0019469835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0019469835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5

DO - 10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5

M3 - Article

C2 - 7273719

AN - SCOPUS:0019469835

VL - 14

SP - 179

EP - 198

JO - Journal of Biomedical Informatics

JF - Journal of Biomedical Informatics

SN - 1532-0464

IS - 2

ER -

Norton SL, Weiss AB, Rossmann DL, Chakraborty R, Weiss KM. Data entry errors in an on-line operation. Computers and Biomedical Research. 1981 Jan 1;14(2):179-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4809(81)90035-5