Software

Tickboxes

Yep, tickboxes.  One of the issues for many real-life entities is data entry from paper forms (as opposed to the online forms mainly Internet-based entities: yes, yes, the physical world does still exist, and yes it is easier sometimes to get people to put crosses on paper than to lead them to the right website/ phone app).   Specifically, they use paper because it’s their best shot at getting lots of people to fill in data fields, but they then have lots of paper data that they need to digitise. Options for this, rated from high to low operator involvement, low to high flexibility and low to high complexity, are: Use the forms as raw data, i.e. do all the analysis needed by counting up ticks in boxes etc by hand. This works, but takes time, and isn’t easy to cross-check or add to the analysis used; it can however be optimal…