Definition: Specifications generator

UN - Data editing terminology

A module in an editing system from which files for paper questionnaires, data entry modules, editing software, CATI, CAPI, and summary software are generated. The specifications generator is the unifying feature in Integrated Survey Processing software. In the Blaise system, the Blaise Questionnaire can be considered to be a specifications generator. The specifications generator contains information relating to the data to be collected as well as to the edits and routes to be applied to the data.
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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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