Statistical Data Editing

Statistical Data Editing

Claudio Conversano (University of Cassino, Italy) and Roberta Siciliano (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch196


Statistical Data Editing (SDE) is the process of checking data for errors and correcting them. Winkler (1999) defined it as the set of methods used to edit (i.e., clean up) and impute (fill in) missing or contradictory data. The result of SDE is data that can be used for analytic purposes.

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