The Data integration manual: 2nd edition provides a guide to data integration at Statistics New Zealand. Statistics NZ staff wrote the manual following involvement in several large inter-agency data integration projects.
The manual’s purpose is to guide best practice and share the insights gained from experience. The manual will assist agencies collaborating with Statistics NZ, and others interested in data integration, to understand the basic concepts, theory, and processes involved in data integration, as well as providing practical advice.
The manual begins with an introduction that describes what data integration is and why it is carried out, and outlines the key steps involved. Chapter 3 introduces the legal environment and Statistics NZ policy on data integration. Chapter 4 describes operational aspects of our data integration projects.
The remaining chapters focus on technical aspects of the linkage itself: the data preparation needed before record linkage can be done, the statistical theory of record linkage, and how to practically implement record linkage techniques.
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Statistics New Zealand (2015). Data integration manual: 2nd edition. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-478-42948-0 (online)
Published 6 March 2015