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OBSERVATION

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French Equivalent: Observation

Definition:
An observation is the value, at a particular period, of a particular variable.

Context:
An individual price, or one of a number of individual prices, collected for an item at an outlet.

Eurostat, OECD, 2007, Eurostat-OECD Methodological Manual on Purchasing Power Parities, OECD, Paris – Annex VII, Glossary of terms and abbreviations.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Classification
Coverage ratio
Data collection
Derived statistics
Disaggregation
GESMES TS
Measure
Missing data
Non-response
Observation, pre-break
Statistical concept
Time series
Variable

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, January 30, 2004

Last updated on Thursday, July 12, 2007