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Why long data eats wide data for lunch

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

Usually, most datasets have one obvious unit of analysis. For example, if you’re collecting data on patients, then the unit of analysis is the patient. Assuming a patient has the variables Name, Sex and Age, a sample dataset with 3 cases might be tabulated as follows. Name Sex Age Alice Female 30 Bob Male 40…
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Kenya Goes Digital With the 2019 Population and Housing Census!

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

“It is my sincere hope that all Kenyans will appreciate the key role that statistics play in our everyday life.” – Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury and Planning The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is preparing to conduct the country‚Äôs 8th population census in August 2019. A census, by definition, is the…
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Part 3: Hoji as an Alternative Tool for Data Verification

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of data verification as a critical component of DQA. In the second installment, we talked about Microsoft Excel as a tool for conducting data verification. We discussed why it is currently the most popular choice and examined some of the challenges associated with it….
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Part 2: Microsoft Excel as a Tool for Data Verification

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of data verification as a component of DQA. In this installment, we shall talk about Microsoft Excel as a tool for conducting data verification. We shall discuss why it is currently the most popular choice and examine some of the critical challenges associated with…
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Part 1: Why Data Verification Is a Critical Part of Data Quality Assessment

Posted by: Gitahi Ng'ang'a on

This is the first of a 3-part series discussing data verification as a component of Data Quality Assessment (DQA). In this installment, we shall introduce the concept of DQA in general, then delve deeper into the data verification part of it. In the second installment, we shall examine why MS Excel is currently the most…
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