LinkSolv 8.3 Help Pages and User Guide

Reports Tab

Reports Tab
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Where am I?

1. Where am I?
 
Reports -- Guidelines
Auto Pilot Flight Log. When you run the Auto Pilot, each step is logged as it is accomplished. Use the Auto Pilot log to become familiar with the record linkage process and as a checklist for other projects.
 
Bayesian Model Check. Use the report to validate your Bayesian record linkage models by comparing prior estimates of model parameters to posterior estimates.
 
Data Specifications Report. This report documents select queries, input field characteristics, standard specifications, and standard field characteristics for all data sources.
 
Match Specifications Report. This report documents pass specifications, join specifications, match specifications, and pass test results for all matches.
 
 
 
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Auto Pilot Log

2. Auto Pilot Log
Auto Pilot Flight Log -- Guidelines
  1. Auto Pilot Flight Plan. The Auto Pilot follows a prescribed flight plan and displays a note for each step in the process. The notes are logged automatically and can be reviewed in this report after the Auto Pilot flight is complete.
  2. CrashTest81 Project. The Auto Pilot creates simulated police accident reports (Crash records), ambulance run reports (EMS records), and acute care treatment reports (Hospital records). These three datasets are standardized and linked in a project named CrashTest81.
Auto Pilot Flight Log -- Step by Step
  1. Step No. Step Number has two parts: the major step number and the sub-step number following a period, such as 1.1, 1.2, ....
  2. Dialog. Identifies the active dialog.
  3. Tab. Identifies the active tab on the active dialog.
  4. Step Description. Describes the action taken. The same messages were displayed on yellow notes while the Auto Pilot flight was in progress.
  5. Date Stamp. Date and time the step was logged.
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Bayesian Model Check

3. Bayesian Model Check
 
 
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Data Specifications

4. Data Specifications
 
Data Specifications Report -- Step by Step
  1. Source Name. Name of data source as specified by you.
  2. Source Description. Description of data source as specified by you.
  3. Source Links Section. Access links to external tables created for this data source.
  4. Link Name. Name of the link as it appears in Access.
  5. Link Specification. Information needed to recreate the link.
  6. Date Stamp. Date that the link was created.
  7. Source Queries Section. Access queries created by you for this data source.
  8. Query Name. Name of query as specified by you.
  9. Query Specification. Information needed to recreate the query.
  10. Date Stamp. Date that the query was created.
  11. Imported Fields Section. Information about the cases and fields imported for this data source.
  12. Source Table. Always the source name with __In suffix.
  13. Record Count. The number of records imported.
  14. Field Name. The name of a field in the imported table.
  15. Info. The amount of information (information entropy) in the field, measured in bits.
  16. Modal Value. The field value reported most often.
  17. Frequency. The number of cases with the modal value.
  18. Pr Mode. The estimated proportion of the population with the modal value.
  19. Pr Miss. The estimated proportion of the population with missing data.
  20. Pr Error. The estimated proportion of the population with incorrect data.
  21. Standard Specifications Section. The standard specifications entered by you: Field In 1, Field In 2, Std Method, Std Option, and Field Out.
  22. Standardized Field Section. Information about the cases and fields standardized for this data source. Same column as for Imported Fields.
  23. Agree X Factor Prior. This is the value specified by you as Agree X on the Specify Match Fields tab.
  24. Agree X Factor Obs. Observed Agree X Factors are determined by analyzing cross tabulations of comparison outcomes for pairs of match fields. Cross tabulations are done for imputed matched pairs and a random sample of unmatched pairs.
  25. Agree X Factor Post. Average of the Prior and Observed values.
  26. Disagree X Factor Prior. This is the value specified by you as Disagree X on the Specify Match Fields tab.
  27. Disagree X Factor Obs. Observed Disagree X Factors are determined by analyzing cross tabulations of comparison outcomes for pairs of match fields.
  28. Disagree X Factor Post. Average of the Prior and Observed values.
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Match Specifications

5. Match Specifications
 
 
Match Specifications Report -- Step by Step
  1. Match Name. Name of match as specified by you.
  2. Total Matches. Estimated Total Matches as specified by you.
  3. Match Description. Description of match as specified by you.
  4. Table A. Name of first table in the match as specified by you.
  5. Table B. Name of second table in the match as specified by you.
  6. Pass ID. ID of pass as specified by you.
  7. Pass Description. Description of pass as specified by you.
  8. Cutoff Probability. Minimum acceptable match probability as specified by you.
  9. Cutoff Weight. Minimum acceptable match weight--corresponds to the Cutoff Probability.
  10. Join Specifications Section. Information about the join fields for this pass.
  11. Field A. Field from Table A.
  12. Field B. Corresponding field from Table B.
  13. Criteria A. Selection criterion specified by you.
  14. Criteria B. Selection criterion specified by you.
  15. Match Specifications Section. Information about the match fields for this pass.
  16. Field A. Field from Table A.
  17. Field B. Corresponding field from Table B.
  18. Cmp Method. Method to use when comparing specified match fields.
  19. Cmp Limits. Tolerances to use when comparing specified match fields (Low, High).
  20. Pr Different. Probability of correct but different with specified method and limits.
  21. Agree X. Agree X factor to correct for dependent agreements.
  22. Disagree X. Disagree X factor to correct for dependent disagreements.
  23. Test Results Section. This section summarizes any tests you conducted.
  24. Test Name. Name of a built-in test.
  25. Test Results. Results for the specified test.
  26. Test Date. Date the test was performed.
 
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Preview Report button

6. Preview Report button
 
Click on the record selector button for the report you would like to see and then click on the Preview Report button.
 
A preview of the report will be displayed. If you right click on the preview you can export the report to a file or print the report.
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