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Title Using Paradata to Actively Manage Data Collection
Year 2008
Access date 05.05.2009

With the increasing complexity of survey design, survey managers need better tools to assess the data collection survey process. The development of data collection computer-assisted methods has opened the door to a wide scope of process data (“paradata”) that can be used to evaluate the data collection survey process status in a timely manner. Active Management at Statistics Canada is a set of plans and tools developed to manage survey data collection while it is in progress. This includes monitoring progress, timely analysis of these indicators, identifying problems, implementing and communicating corrective actions, and evaluating success. The paper begins with an introduction to the key components of the Active Management and discusses a series of practical example currently used to monitor issues and data quality indicators at Statistics Canada.

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Year of publication2008
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations