United Nations Statistics Division
Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing
Series: F, No.82
Languages available:A, E, C, F, R, S
This publication provides an overview of census and survey data editing methodology and information on the use of various approaches to census editing and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of manual and computer-assisted editing. It presents, in detail, procedures and techniques for editing census data at various stages of processing. Technical considerations, particularly those pertinent to programming, are covered in annexes. Although the focus is primarily on editing for population and housing censuses, many of the concepts and techniques also apply to survey operations.