Meaningful Data - Making Sense of “+” and “-” Everyday one is faced with a myriad of choices. Small, medium, or large? Regular or decaf? Paper or plastic? Supersize that? Leaded or unleaded? With or without? Diet or regular? and the list goes on. Inherent in each choice is the collection, analysis and response to data, either on a ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2002
Meaningful Data - Making Sense of “+” and “-”
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  • Jane Korsten
    Responsive Healthcare, Overland Park, KS
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Article   |   November 01, 2002
Meaningful Data - Making Sense of “+” and “-”
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 2002, Vol. 11, 10-13. doi:10.1044/aac11.3.10
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 2002, Vol. 11, 10-13. doi:10.1044/aac11.3.10
Everyday one is faced with a myriad of choices. Small, medium, or large? Regular or decaf? Paper or plastic? Supersize that? Leaded or unleaded? With or without? Diet or regular? and the list goes on. Inherent in each choice is the collection, analysis and response to data, either on a conscious or unconscious level. Similarly, assistive technology presents both consumer and professional with choices. What is the most efficient access mode? Which choice is the best match to meet the current need? One product, strategy or decision is rarely clearly better than the alternatives and a final decision is seldom made without consulting the ‘available data’ with respect to the choices at hand.
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