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validity check

the process of verifying that a data set is free of errors and adheres to standard or intended rules. Performed manually or using software, a validity check may involve such things as verifying the accuracy of calculations and the legitimacy of included values (e.g., impossible values are not present), confirming that information is consistent across records, and confirming that no records are missing.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.