Editing Administrative Data (Theme)


The use of administrative data as a source for producing statistical information is becoming more and more important in Official Statistics. Several methodological aspects are still to be investigated. This module focuses on the editing and imputation phase of a statistical production process based on administrative data. The paper analyses how much the differences between survey and administrative data affect concepts and methods of traditional editing and imputation (E&I), a phase of the production of statistics that nowadays has reached a high level of maturity in the context of survey data. This analysis enables the researcher to better understand how and to which extent traditional E&I procedures can be used, and how to design the E&I phase when statistics are mainly based on administrative data.


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