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EDITING PROCEDURE

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Definition:
An editing procedure is the process of detecting and handling errors in data. It usually includes three phases:

· the definition of a consistent system of requirements,

· their verification on given data, and

· elimination or substitution of data which is in contradiction with the defined requirements.
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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