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Frame error may be caused by the inherent limitations of input data, or by delays and errors in data acquisition and processing.

Frame errors cover:

— coverage errors - erroneous inclusions, omissions and duplications;

— classification errors - units not classified, or misclassified by industry, geography or size;

— contact errors - units with incomplete or incorrect contact data.

Source Publication:
Lessler, J.T. and Kalsbeek, W.D. (1992), "Non Sampling Error in Survey", New York: John Wiley or US department of Commerce (1978), "Glossary of Non Sampling Error Terms: An Illustration of a Semantic Problem in Statistics", Statistical Policy Working Paper 4, Office of Federal Statistical Policy Standards.

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Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, November 6, 2002