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French Equivalent: Observations intégrées

A class of statistical data in which the values for short unit intervals can be added together to give a series of values relating to longer intervals; for example, daily rainfall can be integrated into a new series of weekly, monthly or annual rainfall figures each of which will possess a longer time base than the previous series.

On the other hand, a series of, say, temperature readings cannot be integrated in this sense and series for longer time intervals must be derived by averaging or the selection of typical values.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003