Dropped Items

Definition(s)

Another form of validation utilized to ensure that Responsive items are not being inadvertently omitted through changes to the search criteria. As the search criteria set is being updated and modified during the initial investigation and analysis, a comparison would sample documents that were originally results of one search criteria set but are no longer results of the modified search criteria set. If Responsive documents are found upon review of dropped items, special attention should be paid to determine whether additional terms need to be created to capture these items or if modifications made to the criteria should be changed so these or similar items would be included in the results.