20. Matching and Record Linkage

  1. Brenda G. Cox2,
  2. David A. Binder3,
  3. B. Nanjamma Chinnappa3,
  4. Anders Christianson4,
  5. Michael J. Colledge5 and
  6. Phillip S. Kott6
  1. William E. Winkler

Published Online: 17 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch20

Business Survey Methods

Business Survey Methods

How to Cite

Winkler, W. E. (1995) Matching and Record Linkage, in Business Survey Methods (eds B. G. Cox, D. A. Binder, B. N. Chinnappa, A. Christianson, M. J. Colledge and P. S. Kott), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150504.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

  2. 3

    Statistics Canada

  3. 4

    Statistics Sweden

  4. 5

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  5. 6

    U. S. National Agricultural Statistics Service

Author Information

  1. U.S. Bureau of the Census

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471598527

Online ISBN: 9781118150504

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Keywords:

  • computer matching;
  • business registers;
  • matching variables;
  • standardization;
  • automated matching decision rules

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Terminology and Definition of Errors

  • Improved Computer-Assisted Matching Methods

  • Standardization and Parsing

  • Matching Decision Rules

  • Evaluating the Quality of Lists

  • Estimation of Error Rates and Adjustment for Matching Error

  • Computing Resources and Automation

  • Concluding Remarks