Definición Statistical unit

Individual elements (people or objects) in a statistical data collection are called statistical units. They can be distinguished clearly, optimally in terms of facts as well as space and time.

Alternatively to the term statistical unit, we can also speak of carriers of an attribute in an investigation. There are various possible examples of statistical units – this could be a a group of people, countries, religions, car types, even cans of soup. Their properties that are being examined are called attributes, their answers are variables (=values).

For example, a statistical unit in a survey are young people between 14-18 years of age (factual) with primary residence in Boston (spatial), who were questioned between January 24-25 2014 (temporal).   

Tenga en cuenta que las entradas de nuestro glosario son explicaciones simplificadas de términos estadísticos. Nuestro objetivo es hacerlo accesible para un público amplio, así que puede que algunas definiciones no cumplan los estándares científicos.