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Definition: 

Detection of individual errors by:

1) checks on aggregated data, or

2) checks applied to the whole body of records.

The checks are typically based on the models, either graphical or numerical formula based, that determine the impact of specific fields in individual records on the aggregate estimates.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

See also:

Micro-Editing, Selective Editing

Last edit:

06 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)