Preparing and Decoding the Master Chart

  • Meenakshi Girish
  • Senthil Amudhan


After data collection, the next logical step towards drawing meaningful conclusions from the collected data will be data analysis. However, before carrying out the actual data analysis, one has to look hard at the data and prepare it to facilitate further analysis. This will provide better insight into the feasibility of the analysis to be performed as well as the resources required. It also allows us to visualise the data and to choose appropriate and valid method of analysis which will produce reliable inferences. Construction of a Master Chart is a sine qua non of this process. Unfortunately, the various steps involved in the preparation of Master Chart are often overlooked by many researchers. This chapter takes the reader through the various steps involved in the preparation and decoding of Master Chart.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meenakshi Girish
    • 1
  • Senthil Amudhan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsNKP Salve Institute of Medical SciencesNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of EpidemiologyNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro SciencesBangaloreIndia

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