As with any GIGO
pitfall, however, the cause of the problem must first be identified before it can be fixed.
It is clear that they take great care feeding information into the system--the principle of GIGO
(garbage in, garbage out) is well recognised.
A meta-analysis can provide useful information, but it can also have substantial deficiencies, such as the well-known GIGO
problem of "garbage-in, garbage-out," a term I use here to underscore the inability of a broad statistical analysis to exceed the caliber of the studies it uses.
spells garbage in-garbage out, which is exactly what will happen to you and your credibility if care is not taken in software selection, data gathering, and data entering.
The old computing GIGO
rule (garbage in/garbage out) holds firm across the entire technology spectrum.
Common sense tells us that this "Deviant" is a mere variation on the most commonly known computer anecdote (often abbreviated GIGO
, but that is only one of its meanings), which is central to one of the themes in the story.
In visioning, as in so many other processes, the GIGO
(garbage in, garbage out) principle prevails.
iHowever, it should be remembered that the matrices work on the principle of GIGO
(garbage in, garbage out), and consequently the quality of the conclusions drawn from a matrix depends entirely on the quality of the entries in the matrix.
Otherwise, you have a GIGO
situation: garbage in equals garbage out.