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Re: st: data format issues


From   Lawrence Hanser <lhanser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: data format issues
Date   Thu, 6 Oct 2005 20:31:17 -0700

Hire a data entry company, and make sure they validate the data.

On 10/6/05, Terra Curtis <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
>
> I have a general question that I thought some of you may have dealt with
> before.  I will soon be getting a lot (9 boxes worth) of data on paper.  The
> data is arranged in columns on each sheet, each sheet having the same
> format.  I need a good (efficient) way of transferring that data into an
> electronic format to work with in Stata.  I am working with a program called
> OmniPage to scan the sheets and convert to spreadsheets, but it seems to be
> prone to many errors when the scanned page is even slightly skewed.  Does
> anyone have any brilliant ideas on this topic or should I think about
> getting a data-entry company to do it for me?
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Terra
>
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