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COLD DECK

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Definition:
A cold deck is a correction base for which the elements are given before correction starts and do not change during correction. An example would be using prior year's data. A modified cold-deck may adjust cold-deck values according to (possibly aggregate) current information.

Source Publication:
UN Statistical Commission, UNECE, 2000. Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing.

Cross References:
Deck imputation
Hot deck

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2013