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STES Timeliness Framework: Minimising Data Items Collected

 

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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 by minimising data items collected. The papers below provide detailed information on methods relevant to this topic which have been implemented within statistical organisations.  Issues covered include:

•   Collecting only essential data items relevant to key user requirements for a subject
•   Collecting proxy data items or a subset of data items to facilitate the compilation of earlier estimates

Primary papers

The papers below focus primarily on the issue of minimising data items collected.  They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

Changes to the Quarterly Economic Survey of Manufacturing at Statistics New Zealand  (2002)

Secondary papers

The papers below refer to the issue of minimising data items collected to some extent. They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .

UK Working Practices that Allow an Early Delivery of the Production Index  (2002)

Using a Two Phased Design in the Canadian Retail Commodity Survey  (2002)

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