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Term: Database-Specific Quality

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-12-03


A type of quality evaluation and a component in the MCHP Data Quality Framework. This component encompasses concepts of accuracy, internal validity, external validity, timeliness, and interpretability, all used to assess the general usability of a database. Database-specific quality is distinct from project-specific quality, the other type of quality evaluation in the MCHP Data Quality Framework, which focuses on concepts relevant to the quality of a database to address research questions associated with a project or study.

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