WARTIME SOCIAL SURVEY: INFORMATION GATHERING IN WARTIME BRITAIN, UK, 1944
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A member of staff at the Wartime Social Survey feeds punched cards into the Hollerith machine, used to collate information gathered from interviews conducted with the public. The information arrives at the Wartime Social Survey as a series of ringed answers to questions on questionnaires. These answers are given code numbers which are then transferred to punched cards, with each hole representing the code number for a particular answer. These cards are then pushed through the Hollerith machine which tabulates the data.