Quality indicators

Methodological Manual Quality Indicators 2017

The revised and updated edition of the methodological manual describing the quality indicators calculated and disseminated by SURS for its statistical results has been released.

  • 13 December 2017 at 10:30
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The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) prepared a revised and updated edition of the methodological manual Quality Indicators 2017. With this edition we continue the development of standardised quality reporting of our processes and products. For several years the basic tools in quality reporting have been methodological documents that define the standard reporting structure, called the Standard Quality Report. These documents define in detail six dimensions of the quality of statistical results: relevance, accuracy, timeliness and punctuality, accessibility and clarity, comparability, and coherence. An important part of each quality report is also the quality indicators.  The quality indicators express the level of quality of individual dimensions in numeric values. Their purpose is to offer the producers of statistics analytical insight into the statistical procedure as a whole and to provide the users of statistical results important additional information enabling more correct and appropriate application of results.

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In 2011 SURS produced the first edition of the methodological manual Quality Indicators, which contained a description of the standard quality indicators with practical instructions for their calculation. Recent practical experience in the production of quality reports as well as methodological updates at the European level have shown that methodological documents serving as guidelines for the production of quality reports need to be reviewed and amended. The revised manual hence contains updated description of the standard quality indicators with practical instructions for their calculation. As the first edition, this one is also primarily intended for anyone interested in a bit deeper insight into the whole process of producing statistical results, and, in particular, in a deeper insight into the procedures for quality assessment of these results.

In June 2017 SURS published the revised and updated edition of the methodological manual Quality Guidelines, which describes SURS's General Process Model.


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