E-DataAid is E-Prime's data editing and analysis application. Single E-Prime .edat3 and/or edat files generated by E-Run, or merged E-Prime .emrg3 and/or emrg files generated by E-Merge may be opened for viewing, editing, and analysis with E-DataAid. When the E-Prime data file is opened, E-DataAid displays the data in a spreadsheet format with levels and variables in column headings across the top and trials of data in the rows of the spreadsheet.
E-DataAid provides many of the common commands (e.g., find, replace, fill down) and functionality (e.g., moving, hiding, and unhiding columns) of typical spreadsheet applications. However, this is where the similarity to typical spreadsheet applications ends. E-DataAid was designed with four goals in mind:
- Allow quick simplification of the spreadsheet, thus allowing the user to get at the “heart” of the data
- Allow editing of the data while simultaneously preserving data integrity
- Obtain quick descriptive statistics
- Allow the export of the data to common statistical package formats
The following articles provide guidance, insight, and tips for using E-DataAid to maximize these four goals: