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A cut-off threshold is used, mainly for cost or burden reasons, to exclude from the target population (hence from the frame) units contributing very little to the requested statistics, small businesses for instance.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, “Assessment of Quality in Statistics: Glossary”, Working Group, Luxembourg, October 2003.

Cross References:
Cut-off sampling
Cut-off survey

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:

Created on Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Last updated on Friday, January 9, 2004