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1 1 Stakeholder Workshop Survey Metadata Tool Data Management and Information Delivery Project (DMID) 13 February st African Digital Curation Conference CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, South Africa Matile Malimabe

2 2 Stakeholder WorkshopOverview Metadata in ContextMetadata in Context Official Statistics and QualityOfficial Statistics and Quality Enabling Quality with MetadataEnabling Quality with Metadata Tool DemoTool Demo ConclusionConclusion

3 3 Stakeholder Workshop Metadata in Context What is Metadata? Data, Information, or any Object that may be used to Describe or Define Data Collected, Procedures followed and Methodologies used during statistical programs Example Dataset from a Survey MetadataData Describes Metadata in the Capture Tool Collected Data

4 4 Stakeholder Workshop Metadata in Context Cont… Why Metadata? To ensure Quality of Statistics:  By Documenting Production Processes, Techniques and Methodologies used in Production of Statistical Products  By Providing Information to Aid Analyses of Stats SA’s Statistical Products * Therefore there is a close relationship between Stats SA’s Metadata and Quality Initiatives

5 5 Stakeholder Workshop Official Statistics and Quality Section 7 (a) of the Statistics Act (No. 6 of 1999) stipulates: The Statistician-General may designate as Official Statistics any statistics or class of statistics produced from statistical collections by : (i) Statistics South Africa; or (ii) other organs of state, after consultation with the head of the organ of state concerned

6 6 Stakeholder Workshop Statistics are designated as official upon meeting the following four requirements:  Use beyond the needs of producer  Sustainability  Membership of the National Statistics System (NSS)  Compliance with the Quality Provisions as stipulated in the South African Statistical Quality Assessment Framework (SASQAF) Official Statistics and Quality Cont… *SASQAF provides a universal framework for assessing the quality of statistics within the NSS

7 7 Stakeholder Workshop Official Statistics and Quality Cont…  Quality of Statistics will be Measured  Failure to meet SASQAF Quality provisions implies failure to achieve the Official Certification for produced Statistics With SASQAF … SASQAF Implications SASQAF is one way of operationalising the Act

8 8 Stakeholder Workshop Strategic Stats SA’s Commitment to quality is encapsulated in its vision to be “the preferred supplier of quality statistics” Commitment to Quality Operational SASQAF Defines 8 Quality Dimensions Relevance Accuracy Timeliness Accessibility *Interpretability Coherence Methodological Soundness Integrity Official Statistics and Quality Cont…

9 9 Stakeholder Workshop Enabling Quality with Metadata Survey Metadata Capture Tool  Provides Central Storage for Metadata  Provides Consistent Metadata Capture Captured Metadata may be Used:  For Interpretation of Disseminated Statistical Products  As an aid to Training and Sustenance of Organisational Knowledge

10 10 Stakeholder Workshop Summary Stats SA is developing (DMID)  Standard Metadata Tools To Ensure Quality of its products  Quality Framework To Measure/Assess Quality Metadata Tools  Centralise Metadata for the organisation’s Statistical Products  Maintain Consistent Metadata in the organisation

11 11 Stakeholder Workshop Tool Demo We will now show a short Demo of the tool DMID has Developed to Capture Statistical Metadata

12 12 Stakeholder Workshop Conclusion Innovative Technology Tools e.g. Survey Metadata Capture Tool Quality SASQAF Framework Metadata Standardisation

13 13 Stakeholder Workshop Thank You!!!


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