Domains encapsulate a set of choices. Each choice or option in a domain
consists of a
also commonly called a label.
For example the
domain may have two options,
where 0 and 1 are the values, and Yes and No are the names of the options.
Slice allows the values of options to be changed even if data is already captured using that domain. Slice automatically checks that the value change can be made, and then updates any existing sheet that may have the value. These changes are recorded in each sheets audit trail as a domain update.
A domain can belong to a single variable, or it can belong to multiple variables. For example, the domain FemaleMale, may only show up on the Gender variable, while the YesNo domain may occur across a number of variables.
Note that changing a domain will affect all variables to which the domain belongs. A variable can be assigned to a new domain if the already captured values are covered in the new domains specified options.
Domain options can also be flagged as missing codes. Doing so will mark the option as a missing code in data exports and statistical script exports, and will also display the response as a missing code during data entry.
Domains can also have options limited by site. This is helpful if a variable presents a list of staff members in a dropdown, and only a handful of those are valid options for a specific site entering the data. Each staff member option can be assigned to the site to which it belongs.