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STATISTICAL PROCESSING

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Definition:
The processes for manipulating or classifying statistical data into various categories with the object of producing statistics.

Context:
In SDMX, "Statistical Processing" refers to a description of the data compilation and other statistical procedures to deal with intermediate data and statistical outputs (e.g., data adjustments and transformation, and statistical analysis).

The items covered include, inter alia, weighting schemes, methods for imputing missing values or source data, statistical adjustment, and balancing/cross-checking techniques and relevant characteristics of the specific approach/approaches applied.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary + businessdictionary.com.

Cross References:
Aggregation
Computation of lowest level indices
Consolidation (in national accounts)
Data collection
Data processing (DP)
Data reconciliation
Estimation
Index number
Reference period
Revision policy
Seasonal adjustment
Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)
Verification

Hyperlink:
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/statistical-process-control-SPC.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, January 09, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013