The aim of this Eurostat Vision Implementation Project (VIP) is to rationalise the current system of stand-alone social surveys by assessing scenarios for an integrated approach to household/individual micro-data collection. The project is run in a collaboration between Eurostat's units F1 (Social statistics - modernisation and coordination) and B1 (Methodology and Corporate Architecture).
This is the "Overall design" module of the Handbook on Methodology of Modern Business Statistics (MEMOBUST).
The module gives an overall description of design and provides some general examples.
Paper reviewed: Knottnerus , P. and C. v an Duin (2006), Variances in Repeated Weighting with an Application to the Dutch Labour Force Survey. Journal of Official Statistics 22 , pp. 565 – 584.
When data sets are linked at individual level, for instance survey data with administrative data, often no unique linkage keys are available. In that case, probabilistic linkage may be used. With probabilistic linkage, linkage errors will occur. These errors may have impact on subsequent statistical analysis.
Estimation of bias and variance of the statistic of interest.