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EDITING CHANGE

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Definition:
A code that is inserted on a form as a result of an editing process. For example, where a woman is coded as the "wife" of the head of the household and the field for marital status is blank, the code for "married" may be inserted as an editing change in this case.

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