Generic Statistical Data Editing Model


(Version 2.0, June 2019)

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This document provides a description of the GSDEM.

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Table of Contents 

Abbreviation and Acknowledgement

1 Executive Summary

2 Introducing the GSDEM

2.1 Background

2.2 Statistical Data Editing Process

2.3 Common Terminology

2.4 Topics Covered in the Remainder of This Document

3 Functions and Methods

3.1 Introduction 

3.2 Functions 

3.3 Methods 

3.4 Practical Solutions 

4 Metadata for Data Editing Process 

4.1 Introduction 

4.2 Process Input Metadata

4.3 Process Output Metadata 

4.4 Input and Output Metadata by Function Types 

4.5 Metadata Summary Table 

5 SDE Flow Models 

5.1 Introduction 

5.2 Elements of the Process Flow Models 

5.3 SDE Process Flows under Different Scenarios 

6 References 

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