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data collection

[′dad·ə kə‚lek·shən]
(computer science)
The process of sending data to a central point from one or more locations.

data collection

Acquiring source documents for the data entry department. It comes under the jurisdiction of the data control or data entry department. See data acquisition.
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These geospatial Web services are prompting changes in the way libraries develop their data collections.
Our clients have come to rely on the strength of the constituent data collection system our Online Community Solution provides," said DeBacco.
Experts in the field should design the data collection system and base it on a testable hypothesis.
There are several questions management must answer in figuring out whether or not their foundry should invest in data collection software:
The first portable data collection devices were laptop computers.
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Because no data collection is required beyond the discharge summary, AIM can be applied to state or any other publicly available data sets.
The partnership and spirit of collaboration we enjoy with our Partners is globally recognized by customers who have been provided with the best possible data collection, mobile computing and RFID solutions in the market today," said Gary Jones, Vice President global channels.
While this trend toward voluntary data collection can result in aggregate statistics demonstrating that an agency's enforcement action is consistent with population demographics, it also can monitor individual Performance.
Although the focus of this article is on user-based data collection techniques, it is well to remember that these techniques evolve within a larger context of evaluation research.
With the cooperation and assistance of some of the law enforcement agencies already collecting hate crime information,(1) and a broad coalition of human interest groups, UCR program managers developed a system and guidelines for hate crime data collection within these established parameters.
Company co-founder Anthony Costello to serve on committee developing data collection standards for clinical trials

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