Asked 31st Dec, 2020
Is it correct to put the subjects randomly in the database to make the correlation between variables?
I am studying the relationship between psychological capital and academic performance in adolescents. I asked the maths and language notes from some high school directors. One of them, instead of giving me math and language notes of 85 subjects, he has given me the notes of only 84 and randomly due to the confidentiality of the data. When I ask him why, he answered me that I don't need it. This is what he told me: "I tell you anyway. At the agreed date there were 84 subjects. Therefore the last subject does not count and I will not look for his notes. I put the notes of each subject in the corresponding box, numbered the subjects and put them in a random order but keeping the whole line of variables. So you don't need the names and so anonymity is preserved. Jaumen." Now, my database don't match with the database that the director has given me.
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