Miroslav Hudec, University of Economics in Bratislava
(C) Partners needed
Partners working in fields of mathematics and especially fuzzy logic, statistical methodology, motivation of respondents, statistical data analysis, ICT (especially graph databases and web applications) are especially welcome.
Data collections rely on businesses and their willingness to respond timely and accurately. However, businesses are increasingly reluctant to cooperate in surveys. Recent studies revealed that as much as 30 % of the total survey cost is spent on data editing (imputation) and for businesses it concerns more irritating than time consuming tasks (0.5% of total administrative burden). Currently statistical institutes are working on reusing administrative and other data sources for statistical purposes. However, not all surveys could be replaced with these sources. On the other hand, data users (especially businesses) are becoming ever more demanding for timely and relevant data, but are less willing to provide their own data to statistical institutes. Therefore, data collection is influenced with data dissemination and vice versa.