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QUALITY - NATIONAL

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Definition:
Data quality relates to information about sampling and non-sampling errors, as well as associated statistical reporting and adjustments intended to quantify and account for these errors ….. There are both direct and indirect measures of data quality. Direct measures deal with the survey itself, while indirect measures are the result of process evaluations or comparative studies.

Source Publication:
Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata, Software and Standards Management Branch, Systems Support Division, United States Bureau of the Census, Washington D.C., August 1998, Section 3.3.6, page 8.

Cross References:
Quality – Eurostat
Quality – IMF
Quality - OECD

Version Indicator: National

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, November 8, 2002