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Definition: 

A set of checks based on statistical analysis of respondent data, e.g., the ratio of two fields lies between limits determined by a statistical analysis of that ratio for presumed valid reporters. A statistical edit may incorporate cross-record checks, e.g., the comparison of the value of an item in one record against a frequency distribution for that item for all records. A statistical edit may also use historical data on a firm-by-firm basis in a time series modeling procedure.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

Last edit:

06 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)