About Statistical Standards

Statistical Standard

  • An agreed rule or guideline on how one or more parts of the statistical business process should be carried out, conforming with requirements for professionalism (Source: Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) Content-oriented Guidelines, 2009)

Statistical Term/Concept

  • Any word or phrase used in statistical work; the term being defined may be an indicator or concept from which statistics can be generated. (Source: PSA Internal Guidelines in the Formulation of Standard Concepts and Definitions for Statistical Purposes, 2015)

Statistical Definition

  • The description or meaning of the term or concept. Usually, this is an operational definition rather than a conceptual definition. (Source: PSA Internal Guidelines in the Formulation of Standard Concepts and Definitions for Statistical Purposes, 2015)

Statistical Methodologies and Procedures

  • Theory and methods of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (Source: UNECE Classification of Statistical Activities – CSA Rev. 1, 2009)

Statistical Classifications

  • A set of discrete, exhaustive and mutually exclusive observations, which can be assigned to one or more variables to be measured in the collation and/or presentation of data. These are used to collect and organize information into categories with other similar pieces of information. (Source: United Nations Glossary of Classification Terms, 2013)

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