Data Collection

  • Robert L. Shewfelt


Every step performed before starting to collect data is to prepare the way to collect data. To review, an idea we generate is formulated into a testable problem. The literature we read is selected to illuminate our understanding of that problem and then read in context of the problem. Our reading may modify our idea and force a reformulation of the problem. Methods are selected on the basis of the criteria we develop to test our idea and experiments are designed to give us an answer.


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These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Shewfelt
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology Food Process Research & Development LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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