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COMPLETENESS CHECKING

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Definition:
Completeness checking may be carried out at either the survey or questionnaire levels.

- Completeness checking at survey level ensures that all survey data have been collected. A minimal completeness check compares the sample count to the questionnaire count to insure that all samples are accounted for, even if no data were collected.

- Completeness checking at questionnaire level insures that routing instructions have been followed. Questionnaires should be coded to specify whether the respondent was inaccessible or has refused, this information can be used in verification procedures.

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

Cross References:
Completeness

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 Friday, April 12, 2013