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CODING

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French Equivalent: Codage

Definition:
Coding is the technical procedure for converting verbal information into numbers or other symbols which can be more easily counted and tabulated.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, “Assessment of Quality in Statistics: Glossary”, Working Group, Luxembourg, October 2003.

Cross References:
Coding error

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, July 26, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2005