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MICS Data Processing Workshop CSPRO Overview. What is CSPRO? Comprehensive Data Processing Package For – Data entry – Verification – Consistency checking.

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1 MICS Data Processing Workshop CSPRO Overview

2 What is CSPRO? Comprehensive Data Processing Package For – Data entry – Verification – Consistency checking – Exporting – Menu creation

3 CSPROs Components Dictionaries Forms Data Files Applications ALL CSPRO components are stored in ASCII format

4 Dictionaries Defines how the information from the questionnaire is stored in the data file. – Questions => Variables – Modules => Records – Questionnaires => Levels – Unique identifiers => Identification variables

5 Forms Forms are linked to dictionaries They are displayed during data entry They define – which variables are entered – the order in which variables are entered When you edit a form, CSPRO opens the associated dictionary

6 Applications Applications perform actions Types of applications – Data entry – Comparison – Batch – Export When you open an application, CSPRO opens its associated dictionary and forms (data entry only)

7 Application Types Data entry – control the path through the questionnaire – check that entered data is valid and consistent. Comparison – compare two files and list differences – comparison is used for verifying

8 Application Types Batch – count cases in a data file – perform consistency checks – export dictionary and data to other packages

9 Opening CSPRO Double-click on CSPRO icon Double-click on an application, dictionary or form file

10 An Example of a Dictionary Double-click on the CSPRO icon Select file-->open Navigate to the c:\mics\cspro\dict directory Open the MICS3 dictionary

11 The Dictionary Screen Press CTRL+T to toggle between names and labels MICS3 is the dictionary HH and WMCH are dictionary levels _IDS0 and _IDS1 are identification variable records MODHH and MODED are ordinary records

12 The HH Level Click once on HH The right hand pane displays a list of records – label – name – ID – Required – Max

13 The _IDS0 Record Click once on _IDS0 Displays ID variables: – label and name – start position and length – data and item type – occurrences – decimals and decimal chatacter – zero fill

14 The MODHH Record Click once on MODHH Displays a list of all the variables in this section Click once and then again on any item to modify it Double-click on any item (e.g., area) to display its value labels

15 The MODED Record MODED stores the information from the education questionnaire The MODED record is a repeating record – each household can have many household members – one record per household member – in our example, the maximum is 50

16 Adding and Deleting Items Right-click on MODHH Displays options – Modify or delete this record – Add or insert a record – Add an item (i.e., variable) to this record Right-click on any item to get a similar menu

17 An Example of a Form Select file--> close Select file-->open Navigate to the c:\mics\cspro\entry directory Change the files of type to form files Open the entry form file

18 The Form Screen Press CTRL+T to toggle between names and labels FL_ENTRY is the form file HH is a dictionary level FORMHH is a form for the variables in record MODHH FORMHL is a form for the variables in record MODHL

19 The FORMHH Form Click once on FORMHH to display the form Click once on an item on the form – move it around – right-click and selected properties protected Look at tree in left pane – Determines entry order – Grayed variables on form but not entered

20 The Form File Tabs In left pane, click once on files tab – lists files associated with the form file Click once on dicts tab – displays test dictionary Click once on forms tab – Click once on FORMHH in left pane – Select all text and fields and delete

21 Recreating FORMHH Click once on dicts tab Drag MODHH into right pane and release Select options and then click ok Rearrange fields and text – Use align menu

22 Adding the Cluster Number Click once on dicts tab Click on + sign next to _IDS0 Drag HH1 and HH2 to right pane and release Close form file and do NOT save changes!

23 An Example of an Application Select file-->open Navigate to the c:\mics\cspro\entry directory Open the data entry application

24 The Application Screen Click once on files tab Shows list of all associated files – ENT: contains file links – APP: contains logic – MGF: contains text for user-defined messages – QSF: contains user-defined help; we dont use these files Dicts and forms tabs as before

25 The Logic Screen Click once on forms tab Notice that HH1 has a blue check in green box – indicates the presence of logic Click once on procedure button on toolbar – displays logic for this item Click on any item in the left panes tree to see its logic (if any)

26 The Message File User-defined messages are stored in a file with the same name as the application and an MGF extension To see the message file, click on the message tab in the bottom pane when editing logic

27 Compiling and Executing Click once on compile button on toolbar (meat grinder) – compiles current procedure – box at lower right lists errors (if any) – go to FL_ENTRY to compile entire application

28 Getting Help in CSPRO Hit the F1 key Click on the help menu The help system includes the syntax for all commands and statements in CSPRO


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