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Probable errors in Data and its rectification [message #20033] Mon, 21 September 2020 03:27 Go to previous message
Shekhar_GS is currently offline  Shekhar_GS
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Hi everyone,

I want to know what %age of data from NFHS4 survey could be erroneous? What is a standard way (if any) to deal with it?
Example: I found that a person aged 50years having 45 children, and his youngest child is aged 25, while his age when the first child was born was 24.
This data is from IAMR74FL - Mens recode.

Specific questions that I need answers to are as following:
1. Is it uncommon to find such errors?
2. Are they (errors) supposed to be treated as outliers for analysis or does DHS recommends any method to treat those errors?
3. Can the data sets be considered as cleaned-data or DHS expects the researchers to further clean them before any analysis?

Thanks in advance.
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