Definition: Edit(ing) matrix
UN - Data editing terminology
A matrix used in editing. In hot-deck imputation, the matrix contains information from edit-passing records that is used to donate information to (impute values in) the edit-failing record. Typically, there will be a variety of matrices that correspond to the different sets of variables that are matched on. The matrices are updated continuously as a file of records is processed and additional edit-passing records become available for updating the matrices.
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