Batch and online data capture are two main methods of data entry methods. Explain what batch and online capture mean and relate these to source data automation.

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Batch and online data capture
Batch input method
 Data entry is done over period of time
 Collection (batch) of data is input at one time
Online data entry method
 Also called direct data entry
 Data is validated and available immediately
Source data automation
Combines online data entry with online data capture
 Uses magnetic data strips and swipe scanners
 Common examples: ATMS, point-of-sale terminals, bar code readers, patient ID bracelets, libraries

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