Hello all -
I am collecting and entering data for a project with well over 700 variables. Of course, we are double entering roughly 20% of our data records to check for consistency and mistakes.
I created a .dbl file from the .rec file to prepare for double entry as instructed in the EpiData manual. But it seems like there is a next step that I am missing. We've double-entered a few records and corrected a few mistakes. I was under the impression that the fields we corrected during double-entry would overwrite those fields and save to the original record. However, when I opened the records that had been double-entered and corrected the original responses were still there. All of the corrections we made were not there.
What my next step in EpiData to accept the changes that were made during double entry for each of those records?
Thanks a lot!
Sarah McDougal Department of Aging & Mental Health 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MHC 1400 Tampa, FL 33612-3807 Phone: (813) 974-1975 Fax: (813) 974-1968
I assume you mean you created a double entry rec file: xxx_dbl.rec The correct data will be in this file; the original is untouched. This is by design.
You can use Merge to create a new, complete file that has the records from the xxx_dlb.rec file in place of the corresponding records from xxx.rec (provided you have a unique key field to do the merge on)