Definition: Completeness checking

UN - Data editing terminology

- Completeness checking at survey level ensures that all survey data have been collected. A minimal completeness check compares the sample count to the questionnaire count to insure that all samples are accounted for, even if no data were collected.

- Completeness checking at questionnaire level insures that routing instructions have been followed. Questionnaires should be coded to specify whether the respondent was inaccessible or has refused, this information can be used in verification procedures.
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), The Knowledge Base on Statistical Data Editing, Online glossary developed by the UNECE Data Editing Group, 2000

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