LinkSolv 8.3 Help Pages and User Guide

Review Input Tab

Review Input Tab
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Where am I?

1. Where am I?
 
Review Input -- Guidelines
 
Reality Check. Spend enough time reviewing input data to confirm that everything is as expected -- it's much faster than having to repeat the whole linkage process because you overlooked an important issue with the data. Plan how best to standardize your input data for linkage purposes. Experiment with built-in standard methods or custom methods in the User Library.
 
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Input Field List

2. Input Field List
 
View Button. Click on any view command button to examine the full Frequency Table for an input field of interest.
 
Field Name. Check the list of fields to confirm that all fields of interest were imported (UniqueID is not listed because no statistics are calculated for this field).
 
Info. This is the information content in bits for each data field. Confirm that bits are realistic.
 
Modal Value. This is the most common reported data value for each field. Confirm that values are realistic.
 
Frequency. This is the number of records with the modal value. Confirm that the counts are realistic.
 
Pr Mode. This is the fraction of cases (Pr stands for Probability) with the modal value. Confirm that the probabilities are realistic.
 
Pr Miss. This is the fraction of cases (Pr stands for Probability) with missing values. Confirm that the probabilities are realistic.
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Field List Scroll

3. Field List Scroll
Use this control to scroll through the input field list.
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