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STATISTICAL MICRODATA

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Definition:
An observation data collected on an individual object - statistical unit.

Context:
Microdata is data on the characteristics of units of a population, such as individuals, households, or establishments, collected by a census, survey, or experiment. (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:
Macrodata, 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