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Week Two Individual Assignment
Daryl Christopher Yost
August 10, 2008
COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING CIS/319
Accuracy of data input is important. What method of data input would be best for each of the following situations and explain why: • Printed questionnaires
• Telephone survey
• Bank checks
• Retail tags
• Long documents
Printed questionnaires are a good method for data input but they will use up a lot of paper in the long run. Online questionnaires would be a better choice since people can type out their answers and store the information electronically. An online questionnaire would have graphics attached, check boxes, pull down menus, pop up menus, and help screens. Printed questionnaires would be good for those that do not have access to the internet and there are some people that are not receptive to completing questionnaires online. For any questionnaire, let us try to “Avoid open-ended questions. In most cases open-ended questions should be avoided due to variation in willingness and ability to respond in writing.” (Frary, Robert B.) Printed questionnaires should be used to communicate as much information as possible and avoid common errors in the questionnaire.
Most telephone surveys are automated and are used to gain feedback for customer research purposes. Most telephone surveys ask the same questions as a printed questionnaire would. Some companies outsource their customer handling to call centres where another organization deals directly with the customer. Telephone surveys are used to improve service quality and increase customer loyalty.
A bank check or cashier’s checks are checks guaranteed by the bank and the data input should feature the name of the issuing bank on it. These checks are often used the same as cash. Bank checks should show the following data: The payee's name, the written and amount to be tendered, the remitter's information, and other tracking information that are printed on the front of the check. Bank checks also feature a set of security features that most checks do not. These checks are certified by the bank and should show data that certifies the check to be from the bank.
Input required for retail tags should have detailed information about the item, codes that correspond with the way that they will be rung up by the cashier and should show the price of the item. Retail tags will have information detailing the way the item will be handled at the point of sale.
A long document is a body of information that is designed to communicate a certain point to the reader. This document could be any form of communication that is read by someone else.
Convenience and quality of output are important. Explain...