Information Systems Paper
University of Phoenix
Ã¯ÂÂ§ 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- The best method of data input would be a keyboard and mouse. One can enter many types of data and use the mouse to click, drop and drag symbols or other pieces of data that will help develop any specific design one needs. There are also many software programs available to help one design the appropriate format still using the keyboard and mouse.
Telephone survey - A voice input device would work well for phone surveys in that one could prepare a specific survey and set up the device for voice recognition. When using voice recognition a person would answer the questions as designed. i.e. the questions may be set up to be multiple choices, so the party answering would have a select amount of choices to choose from.
Bank checks - MICR is an input device that would work well for banking documents. The most common use is processing checks. The magnetic ink in encoded with the amount of the check and is processes quickly, read and stored on a disk. Even if the check gets a little mutilated it is common that the magnetic strip is still readable. (Computer Principles, 2006)
Retail tags - POS devices are best when wanting to use retail tags to identify the item the store stocks or the customer purchases. The POS device may be a barcode scanner that contains information about a specific item and the cost. This data is entered into the computer system then assigned a bar code that reads all the data specified for the product. This information can help a company keep...