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WP1 - Checklists for evaluating the quality of input data

Work Package 1: Checklist for Evaluating the Quality of Input Data

This section presents the results from the first work package within the ESSnet titled Quality of multisource statistics (also known as ESSnet KOMUSO applying an imperfect acronym). The ESSnet is organised within ESS.VIP.ADMIN and sees participation from Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Lithuania, and Italy. This first work package started in January 2016 and ends in June 2016.

The work packages of KOMUSO can be viewed as an effort to handle the quality of statistics based on administrative sources with regards to the position within the statistical production and within the GSBPM model. There is a natural order in the process of statistics based on administrative sources. Assessment of quality of input (WP 1) comes before quality of calculations and estimations in term of frames (WP2). Thereafter quality of input (WP 1) comes before quality of calculations and estimations in term of frames (WP2). Thereafter the quality of the output can be assessed (WP3).

During the work on this work package, we have received comments from colleagues across Europe. These comments have been very useful in our preparation of the final version of this report.

Within this work package of the ESSnet KOMUSO, we aim at creating a checklist for evaluating the quality of input data from administrative sources. Our overall approach has consisted of two steps delivering two main results:

  • First, we have collected and reviewed existing methods for assessment of input quality.  Overview of methods.
  • Second, we have compiled a checklist for quality assessment based on the most promising indicators from the reviewed methods. The checklist has been tested with respect to usefulness and computability on several types of data by several countries. The result is a consolidated checklist presented in the final report.

Download the Final report of WP1.