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DATA DIVERGENCE

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Definition:
The sum of all differences between two datasets (data-data divergence) or between a single dataset and reality (data-world divergence). Sources of data divergence include: data ageing, response errors, coding or data entry errors, differences in coding and the effect of disclosure control.

Source Publication:
Statistics Netherlands, Statistics Canada, Germany FSO, University of Manchester, 2005, Glossary of Statistical Disclosure Control, incorporated in paper presented at Joint UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality, Geneva, 9-11 October 2005.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, November 09, 2005