Response unidentifiable

The category ‘response unidentifiable’ is used when there was a response given but it was:

  • illegible
  • unclear regarding its meaning or intent. This most commonly occurs when the response being classified contains insufficient detail, is ambiguous, or is vague and contradictory (for example, when the tick boxes ‘yes’ and ‘no’ have both been ticked)
  • clear and seemingly within the scope of the classification, yet it cannot be coded as a suitable existing option in the classification or code file (such as ‘not elsewhere classified’ or ‘not further defined’).