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STES Timeliness Framework: Efficient Data Collection Methods Using Technology

 

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This page contains links to detailed documentation on improving timeliness or reducing costs in the production of short-term economic statistics through efficient data collection methods using technology.  The papers below provide detailed information on methods relevant to this topic which have been implemented within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Interactive data capture via the internet or telephone (TDE & CATI) and automatic transfer from business accounting systems;
•   Form scanning and intelligent character recognition (ICR & OCR), fax imaging
•   Managing respondent information and bulk capture of administrative data

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the issue of efficient data collection methods using technology.  They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

Expanding the use of Electronic Data Reporting in Finland (2007)

Internet Collection at the BLS: an Option to Report Data (2006)

Improving Timeliness through Electronic Data Reporting in Finland (2005)

Development of Interactive Electronic Questionnaires for use in Short-Term Statistics at Statistics Austria (2005)

Current and Future Advances in Efficient Data Collection Processes at the UK Office for National Statistics  (2004)

Technology Based Data Collection Processes used for Business Surveys at the UK Office for National Statistics  (2004)

Electronic Data Collection System for Latvian Business Statistics (2005)

Using the Web for Collecting Short-term Business Statistics in Finland (2005)

eSTATISTIK.core: Electronic Data Reporting from ERP Systems in Germany (2005)

A Complete System of Data Capture to Improve Timeliness of Short-Term Statistics at ISTAT  (2001)

Survey Data Collection over the Internet at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis  (2003)

New Approaches to Data Exchange with Businesses at Statistics Norway  (2002)

Electronic Data Capture for Short-Term Statistics at Statistics Finland  (2004)

Secondary papers

The papers below refer to the issue of efficient data collection methods using technology to some extent.  They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

The Embedding of a Uniform Process for Business Statistics in the Netherlands (2005)

Danish Experiences in Tackling the Respondent Burden (2004)

An Integrated System for Data Input Processing at the U.S. Bureau of Census  (2000)

Sub-Sample Based Flash Estimate of Retail Trade at Statistics Finland  (2003)

Sub-Sample Based Preliminary Estimates of Retail Trade at ISTAT  (2003)

Queries and the submission of new papers

Questions on the content of or how to use this framework should be sent to stat.contact@oecd.org

 

 

 

 

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