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Coding of Responses [message #12563] Thu, 15 June 2017 14:34 Go to next message
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For the DHS questionnaires I have noticed that the responses are primarily coded with numbers but some are coded with letters -- like the following question: "What do you usually do to make the water safer to drink?" Boil = A; add bleach = B, etc. Why do you use letters rather than numbers for some questions?
Re: Coding of Responses [message #12564 is a reply to message #12563] Thu, 15 June 2017 14:34 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS Project Director, Sunita Kishor:

Alphabets are used for multiple response questions (respondent can provide more than one answer), and numbers are used for single, unique response questions.
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