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University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach


The aim of this research was to analyze people's subjective opinions about the data checking techniques double entry, visual checking, and read aloud. Previous research has shown that entering data twice is more effective in reducing the data entry errors. Thus, the research aims to hypothesize that participants would perceive the double entry technique as most accurate and reliable. A total of forty-eight undergraduate students answered a set of sixteen items which were used to gather participants' opinions on the three techniques. The results showed that the double entry technique was perceived as significantly more accurate (F (2, 47): 5.734, p: .006) and reliable (F (2, 47): 7.91, p: .001). No other technique received better ratings than double entry on any of the other items. Based on our results and the information found by previous research, we recommend that researchers use the double entry technique to check data.


Electronic data processing – Data entry; Errors – Prevention


Communication Technology and New Media | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Other Psychiatry and Psychology




Mentor: Kim Barchard