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EDITING EFFICIENCY

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Definition:
An efficient edit is good at identifying suspicious data. Edits that incorrectly flag large amounts of valid data are not very efficient. If such edits require an analyst to re-contact the respondent to verify the data, the analyst will have less time to perform other tasks, such as converting non-respondents. The hit rate may be used as an indicator of editing efficiency.

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