Checking InterpretabilityThe data are interpretable
if they are sufficiently documented to be not only
understood, but either further reduced or used to derive
some scientific result. Consequently, attempting to
derive some scientific result is probably the best way
to test this. For example, you might try something like
one of these:
- Generate a plot or graph of the primary
datum. Are the magnitudes, features and axis
- Attempt to calibrate a primitive image.
Were the necessary flat fields, etc.,
- Display an image. Does the appearance
reflect the documented pointing and state of
- Attempt photometry or astrometry. Was it
possible to derive meaningful results? Were
they consistent internally? With external
- Compare the data in this data set with a
similar published data set. Do they agree?
If not, is there an explanation included in
Problems that arise during this process should be
directed to the discipline node so that they may be
addressed at the review.
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