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PRIMARY SOURCE OF STATISTICAL DATA

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Definition:
The organisation or individual responsible for the collection and aggregation of data from their initial source.

Context:
For information derived from surveys or censuses such data comprises unit record information about individual entities. For administrative data the primary source is the agency responsible for the compilation of data from individual persons or organisations to meet administrative or regulatory requirements.

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

Cross References:
Data source
Secondary source (of statistical data)

Hyperlink:
http://www.uta.fi/FAST/FIN/RESEARCH/sources.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, January 30, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013