Quality of Statistical Registers and Frames (Theme)


The quality of the statistical registers and survey frames is a fundamental part of the quality of the surveys built on these registers and frames. The quality can be assessed by the general European output quality components like relevance, timeliness and punctuality, accuracy, accessibility and clarity, coherence and comparability. Even though these components are typically used to measure the quality of statistical outputs, the quality of registers and survey frames can also be assessed using these components. For this purpose, the interpretation of these components in this context is also given in this module. Some of these criteria have more effect on the quality of registers and frames than others; these are timeliness and accuracy (the completeness, coverage of the population, precise and valid contact information and classification and size attributes of the units). Coherence and comparability of registers and survey frames are also significant to substantiate the integration of different surveys and administrative sources.


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