The Guide to reporting on administrative data quality presents a framework for understanding how well different datasets meet their intended purpose, including their strengths and limitations. It also explains how to determine what effects these strengths and limitations may have on the quality of a statistical output that uses administrative data, survey data, or a combination of the two.
Quality assessments carried out using this error framework should help answer the questions arising from Statistics New Zealand's push to be an 'administrative data first' organisation: how do we decide which administrative data should be used for which purposes, and how can we be sure that direct surveying is not necessary?
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Statistics New Zealand (2016). Guide to reporting on administrative data quality. Retrieved from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-908350-29-2 (online)
Published 9 March 2016