The Raw Data

Hard to Digest Until Processed
  • Peter Kenny


Raw data is the expression used to describe the original data before any analysis is undertaken. It is not a very palatable phrase. Something like “original data” or “new data” would have been more inviting, but I have to stick to convention. The purpose of this chapter is to explain the different kinds of data and present a number of definitions to be used in the chapters that follow. In addition, I will demonstrate how figures can mislead or confuse even before the statistical analysis has started.


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© Peter Kenny 2014

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  • Peter Kenny
    • 1
  1. 1.StaffordshireUK

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