Data presentation

Context: Data presentation includes the description of the dataset disseminated with the main variables covered, the classifications and breakdowns used, the reference area, a summary information on the time period covered and, if applicable, the base period used.

Narrower terms: Data presentation - short description; Data presentation - disseminated detail.

Data presentation – short description” refers to the main characteristics of the data set described in an easily understandable manner, referring to the data and indicators disseminated.

This short description should provide an immediate understanding of the data to users (also

to those which do not have a broader technical knowledge of the data set in question).

Data presentation – disseminated detail” refers to the disseminated subdomain, measure, and time period breakdowns of statistics in the dataset.

Description of data disseminated or available on request by, for example: time period  covered, geographical coverage, coverage of breakdowns by geographical entities, target population and its breakdowns, coverage of variables measured from units in the target  population. Also the standards (e.g., classification systems) employed in the breakdowns provided should be described, so that datasets in different domains can be related through an appropriate set of common concepts.

Source: Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary


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