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Quality is viewed as a multi-faceted concept. The quality characteristics of most importance depend on user perspectives, needs and priorities, which vary across groups of users. Given the work already done in the area of quality by several organisations, notably, Eurostat, IMF and Statistics Canada, the OECD was able to draw on their work and adapt it to the OECD. Thus quality is viewed in terms of seven dimensions, namely:

- relevance
- accuracy
- credibility
- timeliness
- accessibility
- interpretability
- coherence.

Source Publication:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Quality Framework for OECD Statistics", Paris, June 2002.

Cross References:
Cost efficiency, statistical
Quality – Eurostat
Quality – IMF
Quality - ISO
Quality - National


Version Indicator: OECD

Statistical Theme: Quality, statistical

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Created on Friday, November 8, 2002

Last updated on Friday, January 30, 2004