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Census.gov Information Quality Main Statistical Quality Standards

Statistical Quality Standards

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

A1: Planning a Data Program
A2: Developing Data Collection Instruments and Supporting Materials

A3: Developing and Implementing a Sample Design


COLLECTING AND ACQUIRING DATA

B1: Establishing and Implementing Data Collection Methods
B2: Acquiring and Using Administrative Records

CAPTURING AND PROCESSING DATA

C1: Capturing Data
C2: Editing and Imputing Data
C3: Coding Data
C4: Linking Data Records

PRODUCING ESTIMATES AND MEASURES

D1: Producing Direct Estimates from Samples
D2: Producing Estimates from Models
D3: Producing Measures and Indicators of Nonsampling Error

ANALYZING DATA AND REPORTING RESULTS

E1: Analyzing Data
E2: Reporting Results

E3: Reviewing Information Products

RELEASING INFORMATION

F1: Releasing Information Products

F2: Providing Documentation to Support Transparency in Information Products
F3: Addressing Information Quality Guideline Complaints

SUPPORTING STANDARDS

S1: Protecting Confidentiality
S2: Managing Data and Documents


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Methodology and Standards Council |  Last Revised: July 11, 2012