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ACCESSIBILITY (AS A STATISTICAL DATA QUALITY DIMENSION)

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Definition:
The ease and the conditions with which statistical information can be obtained.

Context:
Accessibility refers to the availability of statistical information to the user (International Monetary Fund, "Data Quality Assessment Framework - DQAF - Glossary").

Accessibility includes the ease with which the existence of information can be ascertained, as well as the suitability of the form or medium through which the information can be accessed. The cost of the information may also be an aspect of accessibility for some users. (Statistics Canada, "Statistics Canada Quality Guidelines", 4th edition)

In SDMX, "Accessibility of Documentation" refers to the availability of documentation of various aspects of the data (sources and methods documents) and the content of such documentation.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) – BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD – Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Clarity
Integrity
Quality – Eurostat
Quality – IMF
Simultaneous release

Statistical Theme: Quality, statistical

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 08, 2006