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STATISTICAL MACRODATA

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Definition:
An observation data gained by a purposeful aggregation of statistical microdata conforming to statistical methodology.

Context:
Macrodata is data derived from microdata by statistics on groups or aggregates, such as counts, means, or frequencies. (Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata, Software and Standards Management Branch, Systems Support Division, United States Bureau of the Census, Washington D.C., August 1998, Section 3.4.4, page 39).

Source Publication:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Terminology on Statistical Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 53, Geneva, 2000.

Cross References:
Microdata, statistical
Tabular data

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/53metadaterminology.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 20, 2005