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Statistical Editing

  • Seppo Laaksonen
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Abstract

Statistical editing, or statistical data editing, is a significant and important part of a survey process. If the raw data has not been edited in any way, editing may require a great deal of time and resources. Typically, this is the case if a paper questionnaire has been used; all other modes give an opportunity to do some pre-editing, therefore the final editing ought to be easier.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seppo Laaksonen
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  1. 1.Social Research, StatisticsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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