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Collected  (COLLECTED)

The terms population statistics1 or demographic statistics1 (102-2), when used in the singular, denote methods of quantitative analysis of population data, or, more generally, the art of collecting and presenting statistical information about the population. When used in the plural (cf. 102,2) they refer to numerical data2 about populations, which are based on observations3. After such observations have been collected4, edited5 or scrutinized5 to eliminate obvious inconsistencies, they are tabulated6 by grouping7 or classifying7 (cf. 221-5) them into different groups8 or classes9 (cf. 116-2*). The processes from editing to tabulation are sometimes referred to as the collation9 of data.

  • 1. statistics n. — statistical adj. — statistician n., a specialist in statistics.
  • 4. collect v. — collection n,
  • 5. edit v. — editing n. scrutinize v. — scrutiny n.
  • 6. tabulate v. — tabulation n.
  • 7. classify v. — classification n. 9. collation n. — collate v.