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CLASSIFICATION STRUCTURE

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Definition:
Refers to how the categories of a classification are arranged, grouped and sub-divided.

The categories of a classification can be arranged in either a hierarchical or flat structure. In flat classifications the categories are arranged at a single level. Hierarchical classifications have several levels corresponding to different degrees of resolution (detail) in the measurement (specification) of the variable being observed.

Source Publication:
United Nations Statistics Division, n.d. UN Glossary of Classification Terms.

Cross References:
Classification

Hyperlink:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/class/family/glossary_short.asp

Created on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Last updated on Tuesday, April 09, 2013