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An edit(ing) matrix is a matrix used in editing. In hot-deck imputation, the matrix contains information from edit-passing records that is used to donate information to (impute values in) the edit-failing record.

Typically, there will be a variety of matrices that correspond to the different sets of variables that are matched on. The matrices are updated continuously as a file of records is processed and additional edit-passing records become available for updating the matrices.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms Used in Statistical Data Editing Located on K-Base, the knowledge base on statistical data editing, UN/ECE Data Editing Group.


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013