- integrity;
- methodological soundness;
- accuracy and reliability;
- serviceability;
- accessibility."> OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms - Quality – IMF Definition
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QUALITY – IMF

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Definition:
The dimensions of the IMF definition of "data quality" are:

- integrity;
- methodological soundness;
- accuracy and reliability;
- serviceability;
- accessibility.

There are a number of prerequisites for quality. These comprise:

- legal and institutional environment;
- resources;
- quality awareness.

Context:
Under the SDDS, "quality" is the fourth of the four dimensions that comprise the standard (i.e., data, access, integrity, and quality) for which evidence of a subscribing member's observance can be judged through monitorable proxies (the dissemination of documentation on the methodology and sources used and the dissemination of data that supports statistical cross-checks).

Source Publication:
International Monetary Fund, "Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF) Glossary".

Cross References:
Accessibility
Accuracy
Consistency
Data dissemination standards
Data Quality Reference Site (DQRS)
Integrity
Methodological soundness
Quality
Quality – Eurostat
Quality - National
Quality - OECD
Quality, prerequisites of
Relevance
Reliability
Serviceability

Hyperlink:
http://dsbb.imf.org/images/pdfs/dqrs_factsheet.pdf

Version Indicator: IMF

Statistical Theme: Quality, statistical

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013