ERIC Number: EJ1063420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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Factors Affecting the Ability to Detect Spreadsheet Errors
Howe, Harry; Simkin, Mark G.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v4 n1 p101-122 Jan 2006
The extensive computational and formatting capabilities of today's spreadsheets enable users to create sophisticated analytical models with professionally formatted outputs. But good-looking reports can mask a host of input errors, formula mistakes, and computational problems. This article examines the subject of spreadsheet error detection in detail and describes an experiment designed to identify those factors influencing the error-detection capabilities of a sample of spreadsheet users.
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