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Quality guidelines for frames in social statistics

 

Quality guidelines for frames in social statistics

Course Leader

Thomas BURG and Fabian BACH

Target Group

Staff concerned with the construction, maintenance and/or use of frames in social statistics.

Entry Qualifications

Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions.

Basic knowledge in the following areas is of advantage:

  • Social statistics
  • Quality in official statistics

Objective(s)

The goal of the course is to make participants familiar with standards and guidelines relevant for frames in social statistics, in particular the ESS Quality Guidelines on Frames for Social Statistics (QGFSS). This concerns:

  • Constructing and maintaining frames.
  • Using frames
  • Assessing and evaluating the quality of frames.

Contents

  • Basic consideration on frames: definitions and concepts
  • Constructing and maintaining frames 
  • Sampling frames
  • Frames used  for supporting statistical processes
  • Frames used for producing statistics
  • How to assess the quality of frames: error types and indicators, how to report on quality

Expected Outcome

By the end of the course, participants should:

  • Be familiar with agreed standards on
    • the construction and use of frames in socials statistics
    • metadata related to frames in social statistics
  • Have an enhanced view on how frames in social statistics can be used more intensely in either supporting statistical processes or producing statistics.
  • Get an insight in various possibilities to assess the quality of a frame and the nature and interpretability of various quality indicators.

Training Methods

  • Presentations and lectures
  • Exchange of experiences on national practices
  • Group work
 

Required Reading

Quality guidelines of frames in social statistics (QGFSS)

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/system/files/qgfss-v1.51.pdf

Suggested Reading

  • Final report of KOMUSO SGA 1 Work Package 2: Quality measures and indicators of frames for social statistics

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/system/files/wp2-framequality-finalreport.pdf

  • Eurostat material on quality

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/quality/overview

Required Preparation

Participants should prepare a short presentation (at most 1-2 slides) on how they are involved in the construction/maintenance and/or use of frames. 

Trainer(s)/
Lecturer(s)

Thomas BURG (Statistics Austria)

Practical Information

When

Duration

Where

Organiser

Application  via National Contact Point

9-10.03.2021

Tuesday 9th:

10h00-11h30

14h00-15h30

Wednesday 10th:

10h00-11h30

14h00-15h30

Thursday 11th:

10h00-11h30

14h00-15h30

Friday 12th:

10h00-11h30

3,5 days

ONLINE

EUROSTAT

Deadline: 12.01.2021