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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

Crowd-sourcing the COVID data: Advantages and pitfalls

1 Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Senior Scientist, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh, India

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Vishal Kumar
Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_12_22

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Web based surveys have gained importance in last 20 years due to ease of internet access. It has proven to be a boon in terms of minimized contacts and still be able to churn out statistically valid results and on the other hand, it has faced a lot of criticism due to lack of repeatability and other scientific validity pillars. To increase the validity of such studies, a central database should be maintained and the questionnaires should be short and to the point and should take into considerations the diversity in culture and languages.

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