Definition: Macro-edit (selective edit)

UN - Data editing terminology

Detection of individual errors by:

1) checks on aggregated data, or
2) checks applied to the whole body of records.

The checks are typically based on the models, either graphical or numerical formula based, that determine the impact of specific fields in individual records on the aggregate estimates.
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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