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Definition Edit

Coarsening

disclosure limitation techniques preserve the individual respondent's data by reducing the level of detail used to report some variables.[1]

Overview Edit

"Examples of this technique include recoding continuous variables into intervals, recoding categorical data into broader intervals, and top- or bottom-coding the ends of continuous distributions."[2]

References Edit

  1. Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Coarsening (full-text).
  2. Id.

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