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Errors of observation or objective measurement, of recording, of imputation, or of other processing which results in associating a wrong value of the characteristic with a specified unit.

Coverage errors are excluded from this definition.

Source Publication:
Statistical Policy Working Paper 4 - Glossary of Nonsampling Error Terms: An Illustration of a Semantic Problem in Statistics, United States Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, 1978.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Friday, July 26, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013