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Measuring and Reporting on Quality when Administrative Data is used to Supplement or Replace Survey Data

Admin-Data-User-Engagement-Picture-768x300We are all aware that administrative data is becoming more important in the statistics that we produce. We are also aware that we need to understand the quality of these data sources and the outputs they are used to produce, as well as how to report quality to the users of these statistics.

The Quality Centre at ONS have put together a tool to help you understand what some of the quality issues can be when introducing a new administrative data source to supplement or replace a survey.

The tool is designed to help you understand what potential quality issues can occur both before you decide to use a data source, and throughout the production of an output.

It is not designed to be a checklist of things you have to complete, but more of a guide of things to consider.

It is also designed to help you report any quality issues to your users, to make sure that they understand the strengths and limitations of the output.

A copy of the guidance document is available here.

If you have any questions or comment, please contact daisy.hamer@ons.gov.uk.