CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Clarity
Term extension
Statistical concept
Definition
Extent to which easily comprehensible metadata are available, where these metadata are necessary to give a full understanding of statistical data.
Context
Clarity is sometimes referred to as "interpretability". It refers to the data information environment: whether data are accompanied by appropriate metadata, including information on their quality, and the extent to which additional assistance is provided to users by data providers.

In the European Statistics Code of Practice, clarity is strictly associated to accessibility to form one single quality criteria: "accessibility and clarity".
Remark
This concept was part of the SDMX Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV), as published in SDMX Content-Oriented Guidelines (COG), annex 4 "Metadata Common Vocabulary", in 2009 (http://www.sdmx.org). In February 2016 the Metadata Common Vocabulary was replaced by the SDMX Glossary 2016.
Source
SDMX Metadata Common Vocabulary 2009 (MCV 2009)
Hyperlink
http://sdmx.org/
Related terms
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  • Accessibility
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