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INPUT EDITING

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Definition:
Input editing is editing that is performed as data is input. The editing may be part of a data entry system.

Context:
The process of analyzing the prices reported by an individual respondent and querying price changes that are above a specified level or are inconsistent across product lines. Important objectives of the process are to ensure that actual transaction prices are reported and to detect any changes in the specifications.

ILO, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, UNECE, World Bank, 2004, Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/tegppi/index.htm.

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