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Response Burden Management for Establishment Surveys at Four National Statistical Institutes

Deirdre Giesen, Mario Vella, Charles F. Brady, Paul Brown, Daniela Ravindra, Anita Vaasen-Otten
2018 Journal of Official Statistics  
, etc.) response burden management endeavors to minimize burden and educate stakeholders on the benefit of official statistics.  ...  While statistical organizations use multi-faceted approaches to achieve this, response burden management has become an essential element of the strategy used by the U.S.  ...  Measuring response burden for accountability and minimization -Another aspect of response burden management that aligns with the principles of official statistics is that NSIs must have appropriate measurement  ... 
doi:10.2478/jos-2018-0018 fatcat:ljwbsbv4cvb2zmthwjjptutmue

Response Burden in Official Business Surveys: Measurement and Reduction Practices of National Statistical Institutes

Mojca Bavdaž, Deirdre Giesen, Simona Korenjak Černe, Tora Löfgren, Virginie Raymond-Blaess
2015 Journal of Official Statistics  
Response burden in business surveys has long been a concern for National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) for three types of reasons: political reasons, because response burden is part of the total administrative  ...  This article investigates NSI practices concerning business response burden measurement and reduction actions based on a survey of 41 NSIs from 39 countries.  ...  Response burden in official business surveys is thus not a new issue.  ... 
doi:10.1515/jos-2015-0035 fatcat:wzxkkspb7vborbgs2rsgimjlne

Book Review

Polly A. Phipps, Daniell Toth
2016 Journal of Official Statistics  
The book primarily focuses on surveys that produce official economic statistics; we think that the book could benefit from more detail and examples on business surveys that cover other topics, for example  ...  The chapter ends on an important note, discussing the need for further research evaluating specific burden measures and measurements to better understand the effectiveness of burden reduction interventions  ... 
doi:10.1515/jos-2016-0027 fatcat:rt6snsq7wbbbzgvwaeyb4qirf4

Business data collection methodology: Current state and future outlook

Mojca Bavdaž, Ger Snijkers, Joseph W. Sakshaug, Türknur Brand, Gustav Haraldsen, Bilal Kurban, Paulo Saraiva, Diane K. Willimack
2020 Statistical Journal of the IAOS  
The paper reviews these challenges, discusses them in light of new developments in the field, and proposes directions for future research.  ...  processes; response processes within businesses are imperfectly understood while alternative data sources originating from digitalization processes push the response process (thus also response quality  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to take the opportunity to thank all participants of the 2018 BDCM workshop for their presentations and discussions, and Statistics Portugal for being an excellent host.  ... 
doi:10.3233/sji-200623 fatcat:etf74juvpbfxtojhjddcigbov4

Overview of the Special Issue from the Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V)

Katherine J. Thompson, Polly Phipps, Darcy Miller, Ger Snijkers
2018 Journal of Official Statistics  
"Establishing and Maintaining a Relationship with Businesses: a Comparison of Response Burden Management in Official Business Surveys at the U.S.  ...  The authors present theory on and practices for measuring and monitoring response burden, as well as the main burden reduction strategies used in four countries.  ... 
doi:10.2478/jos-2018-0013 fatcat:jya43ygmofahfkbjzmx4wzjuhu

The Future of Transport Surveys: Users' Requirements for Official Transport Statistics

Elmar Wilhelm M. Fürst
2016 Austrian Journal of Statistics  
Official transport statistics is a broad, complex and important domain in the area of official statistics.  ...  on future developments in the field of official transport statistics from the users' perspective.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Viktor Földi and Peter Oberhofer, both students at the Institute for Transport and Logistics Management of Vienna University of Economics and Business, for  ... 
doi:10.17713/ajs.v38i4.279 fatcat:mwa64wvb4fa75lyfpg42w4xnii

Russian Federation: National and Regional Trends in Regulatory Burden and Corruption [chapter]

Gregory Kisunko, Stephen Knack
2014 Wealth, Income Inequalities, and Demography  
This policy note uses results of the fifth round of the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) to assess levels and trends in administrative burden and corruption facing Russian  ...  For each of three questions above an average regional response was calculated as a weighted mean of firms" responses (an average of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, i.e. numeric equivalents of the response options for  ...  ANNEXES Annex 1: Selected Descriptive Indicators Note: All differences are statistically significant at P=0.10 or better, except "tax rates".  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05909-9_3 fatcat:7r36uaajqfef5ol2em7qp3xbe4

Response Burden and Data Quality in Business Surveys

Marco Bottone, Lucia Modugno, Andrea Neri
2021 Journal of Official Statistics  
Response burden has long been a concern for data producers.  ...  turnover) or of dropping out of the survey.  ...  Official Statistics  ... 
doi:10.2478/jos-2021-0036 fatcat:iqtwlbxi3zaopchneecsstzoay

Does 'Grease Money' Speed Up the Wheels of Commerce?

Daniel Kaufmann, Shang-Jin Wei
2000 IMF Working Papers  
Using data from three worldwide firm-level surveys, we examine the relationship between bribe payment, management time wasted with bureaucrats, and cost of capital.  ...  lower, cost of capital.  ...  The publicly released GCR report publishes the country average of the survey responses to all the survey questions. For our study, we largely use the unpublished individual firm level responses.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781451848557.001 fatcat:fnvjadlbfnaaxkv4pvjlx3qh64

Sentiments and Perceptions of Business Respondents on Social Media: an Exploratory Analysis

Vanessa Torres van Grinsven, Ger Snijkers
2015 Journal of Official Statistics  
The perceptions and sentiments of business respondents are considered important for statistical bureaus.  ...  survey response.  ...  In addition to its responsibility for official national statistics, SN also has the task of producing European (community) statistics.  ... 
doi:10.1515/jos-2015-0018 fatcat:po6g4mqfzvhxtgy4vb75frbmua

Book Review

Morgan S. Earp
2015 Journal of Official Statistics  
In Part One of the book, Biggeri provides an introduction to statistical surveys and discusses two different frameworks used to assess the quality of statistical surveys: 1) the total quality management  ...  Biggeri highlights critical issues, challenges, and the need for development in statistical surveys; specifically focusing on mode of data collection, questionnaire construct, sample design, estimation  ...  This book provides an interesting set of case studies that have integrated the work of both academics and practitioners to address the prevalent statistical survey challenges faced by survey methodologists  ... 
doi:10.1515/jos-2015-0007 fatcat:irgp4rku3nfpldq36642ggvo44

The Perspectives of the Development of Moldovan Statistics

Oleg Cara, Ion Partachi
2014 Procedia Economics and Finance  
The biggest challenges which producers of official statistics are now facing are to provide reliable, relevant statistics for major user groups, but also to support the public with statistical knowledge  ...  Moreover, the European Union's (EU) integration aspirations of the Republic of Moldova dictate the need for harmonization of national statistics with the European standards and best practices.  ...  framework for the measurement of response burdens, etc.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(14)00304-9 fatcat:lqhlipsgyfcwfgn5m7uggrprai

Monitoring and Reporting Of Quality in Statistics

Laura Lukšaitė-Balakauskienė
2018 Lithuanian journal of statistics  
It is explained how the quality of statistics is measured and presented to the public; the usefulness of quality reports to the users, especially to researchers and academia, is discussed.  ...  [full article, abstract in English; abstract in Lithuanian] The present paper introduces the main principles of the quality management system of Statistics Lithuania, which is based on the ISO 9001 standard  ...  Other indicators monitored by Statistics Lithuania and related with statistical processes are as follows: response burden indicator, rate of edited statistical reports/items, time spent for different statistical  ... 
doi:10.15388/ljs.2018.6 fatcat:k44tbey42jgtbnqjfakbrs7fzy

The five V's, seven virtues and tenrules of big data engagement for official statistics

Siu-Ming Tam, Gemma Van Halderen
2020 Statistical Journal of the IAOS  
However, given the under or over-coverage biases and measurement errors inherent in these sources and the high standard of accuracy required for official statistics, what are the rules of engagement that  ...  (NSOs) are attracted to using these newer sources for the production of official statistics.  ...  Acknowledgments We like to thank Marcel van Kints for his comments on an earlier version of this paper; Vince Galvin and Steve MacFeeley for discussions on early drafts of the 10 rules.  ... 
doi:10.3233/sji-190595 fatcat:tr2nxem66zblzp2skulajoqyae

In brief

2007 Economic & Labour Market Review  
O n 3 July 2007, the Office for National Statistics UK Centre for the Measurement of Government Activity (ONS UKCeMGA) published a strategy for measuring quality as part of public service output.  ...  The implications of independence for official statistics were also discussed in parallel sessions by representatives from ONS, other public bodies, users of official data and the media.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.elmr.1410115 fatcat:ey5mlaveznecpjlkoewjsrgv5i
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