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  • Dr S Loretti 7:06 am on November 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Data analysis,   

    Hazards of incorrect data collection 

    Imagine the data collected by a bank was incorrect! It could lead to inaccurate dividend statements, incorrect addresses could mean checks sent out to wrong recipients. People could make false claims to credit cards. Government funds that are needed to be distributed would go to the wrong households. Imagine if simple data from the census or a government population study was not cleaned and wrong. It would mean wrong statistics of all kinds. If it were a welfare program study it would mean wrong people get more aid than the deserving folk; all because the data was ‘dirty’ and not cleaned.

    Imagine if data from a clinical trial of a drug got mixed up. The outcome would lead to a life and death situation where a drug may have false data about it being passed or a life saver drug being rejected just because the data was not cleaned. This can happen to thesis data collected in the students’ project the data that is not cleaned could be misleading changing the entire inference and analysis of the study used in a project/thesis. In all these cases a simple cleaning process will give accesses to reliable data to remove all the glitches from it and lead to more reliable results in the statistical analysis that may follow.

    • Richard Brien 12:10 pm on November 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Before reading this, I never thought that an incorrect data can create such a menace on a larger scale. I actually don’t pay serious attention to maintaining records correctly.

      • Mathew Mcquire 12:12 pm on December 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Exactly Brien! I was planning a visit to a nearby clinic today but after reading this I’m really getting nervous thinking what if they have messed up their drug information…lol.

    • Richard Brien 12:14 pm on December 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Lol…from now, I’m gonna be very serious about all my important data.

    • Mathew Mcquire 12:14 pm on December 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Me too man!

    • Diane D. Steely 6:35 am on July 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Data collection and maintenance is a must in today’s time when everywhere you see frauds and scams!

    • Teresa J. Mann 5:06 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The biggest is, we have to do a lot of rework and hard work.

  • Dr S Loretti 12:09 pm on November 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Importance of formal language for thesis 

    Research scholars are required to write their thesis in a clear, concise and logical language. The thesis should not be too simple or overly formal. Thus, it is difficult and the possibility of getting confused between the two available alternatives is generally high. The scholars should keep up a balance and make sure that they do not make use of technical jargons that are difficult to follow. Furthermore, they should avoid language that is overly simple or informal.

    Therefore, there are a few steps that the research scholars must follow a balanced approach and follow the expected features while writing a thesis. They must avoid the use of personal pronouns like “I; you” as it makes the thesis emotionally expressive. The language must always be formal, precise and correct. The purpose of precise and accurate writing is that the thesis should be understandable and consistent. The choice of vocabulary and grammatical structure should also be given importance while writing a thesis. Redundancy and commonly misused words must always be avoided while structuring the thesis.

    The importance of formal writing to a thesis is that it helps the research scholars to convince the readers about the seriousness and importance of the research. Therefore, the use of simple, formal and appropriate words can help scholars to express their research in a clear and consistent manner.

    • Patricia 12:17 pm on November 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Formal language in a thesis is of utmost importance, without which your paper looks unprofessional and creates a bad image in the eyes of the reviewers.

      • Brian Sievers 12:18 pm on November 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        You are right Patricia. My proposal itself is rejected due the language used.

    • William Carter 12:19 pm on November 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Brian if you are facing trouble, you should get your paper reviewed by some experts. They can improve the language of your thesis or dissertation.

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