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STES Timeliness Framework: Flexible Questionnaire and Form Design

 

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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 flexible questionnaire and form design.   The papers below provide detailed information on methods relevant to this topic which have been implemented within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Minimising form size and using simple data item definitions which correspond to business accounting records
•   Designing forms for efficient data processing and providing data transmission choices to enterprises

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the issue of flexible questionnaire and form design. They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework

Web Versus Paper Questionnaires: a Design and Functionality Comparison in the UK (2005)

Electronic Data Collection System for Latvian Business Statistics (2005)

eSTATISTIK.core: Electronic data reporting from ERP systems in Germany(2005)

Usability Issues Associated with Converting Establishment Surveys to Web Based Data Collection at U.S. BLS (2003)

Use of Simple Data Items and Respondent Editing of Web Forms in Spain  (2005)

Secondary papers

The papers below refer to the issue of flexible questionnaire and form design to some extent.  They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

Using Total Quality Management to Improve Spanish Industrial Statistics  (2001)

Queries and the submission of new papers

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