Enhanced Coding Frames (22056)
Coding Frames contain a list of all valid entries (sometimes referred to as ‘codes’) pertaining to the subject of the coding frame along with the corresponding label associated with each valid entry. For example, the Y_COUNTRY coding frame contains a list of all country identifiers used asa valid entry for any HESA collected field.
Coding frames can have one or more fields associated with them. It may be that not all valid entries on the coding frame are permitted in all associated fields. For example, in the Y_COUNTRY coding frame, the valid entry ‘AA’ [Stateless] is permitted in field ‘Student_NATION, but not in the field ‘OffVenueActivity_COUNTRY’.
In each coding frame, as well as the valid entries, associated labels and field applicability (is the valid entry permitted for each field that is include in the coding frame) a coding frame can, optionally, contain a number of enhancements as part of the “enhanced coding frame”. Enhancements can be either ‘Groupings’ or ‘Markers’. Groupings and markers are used to classify coding frame valid entries into groups.
Markers carry the value of either Y or N. For example, in the Y_COUNTRY coding frame the marker MRK_InEuropeanEconomicAreais populated for each country code that forms the coding frame valid entry list with either a Y or an N. This allows for validation rules, derived fields and other analysis to easily test whether a code returned as a valid entry for any field in that coding frame represents a country for which the marker definition is true.
Grouping, like markers, allow for validation rules, derived fields and other analysis to easily test whether a code returned as a valid entry for any field in that coding frameis within a particular defined group. For example, in the coding frame Y_COUNTRY, the grouping GRP_CountryGrouping1, contains grouping valid entries (codes) and associated labels 01 [England], 02 [Geographic region –Africa], 03 [Geographic region –Asia], ... etc. Thus, further analysis of a valid entry returned can be carried out based upon the world region associated with that valid entry.
Enhanced Coding Frame Search (22056)