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Introduction to administrative data

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Type of training
Face to face, Online
Half day
Learning Academy
Office for National Statistics
London, Newport, Titchfield, Online


This course aims to provide participants with an introduction to administrative data by:

  • explaining the differences between survey and administrative data
  • highlighting some of the challenges when linking different datasets
  • providing an insight into the legal issues around acquiring administrative data

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will have developed an understanding of:

  • what is meant by the term administrative data
  • the benefits and limitations of using administrative data
  • how to access administrative data
  • the principles behind matching and linking microdata
  • assessing the quality of administrative data

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