check digit

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check di·git

(chek dijit)
One digit in computer code used to check the accuracy of other characters in the code.
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All data collectors were trained in the use of the data entry program and familiarized with the CCHE prior to data collection.
These include visual scanning of the data, utilizing a data entry program such as QPL or SPSS[R] and then listing missing data for each case in the database.
The staff worked closely with the library's systems librarian, who developed a Microsoft Excel-based data entry program that, in a Windows environment, would simplify data entry for the graduate assistants or support staff who were to assist the North Carolina librarian in compiling data.