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DATA VALIDATION

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Definition:
Data validation is an activity aimed at verifying whether the value of a data item comes from the given (finite or infinite) set of acceptable values. For instance, a geographic code (field), say for a Canadian Province, may be checked against a table of acceptable values for the field.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms Used in Statistical Data Editing
Located on K-Base, the knowledge base on statistical data editing, UN/ECE Data Editing Group

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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 Tuesday, June 11, 2013