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DATA CONFRONTATION

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Definition:
Data confrontation is the process of comparing data that has generally been derived from different surveys or other sources, especially those of different frequencies, in order to assess their coherency, and the reasons for any differences identified.

Data confrontation may also take place between statistics produced in different countries. Such processes may or may not attempt to quantify the impact of any differences identified.

Context:
Such data may not be coherent for a number of reasons including the use of different data item definitions, classifications, scope, reference period, etc.

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

Cross References:
Coherence
Data reconciliation

Hyperlink:
http://www.likeforex.com/glossary/w/data-confrontation-124464

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, January 09, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013