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DEFINITIONAL ERRORS

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Definition:
Errors that occur in surveys whenever the definitions of the characteristics for which data are to be collected are not pertinent to the Purposes of the survey, or are not clear to the respondents.

Source Publication:
Statistical Policy Working Paper 4 - Glossary of Nonsampling Error Terms: An Illustration of a Semantic Problem in Statistics, United States Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, 1978.

Hyperlink:
http://www.fcsm.gov/working-papers/sw4.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Friday, July 26, 2002