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1 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Guidelines Maria Jesus Vinuesa

2 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is the objective of the course? Learn about Spanish NSO dissemination Learn what other NSOs are doing Share experiences

3 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What are we talking about? Publications Disseminating statistics Internet Users

4 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Some data about SPAIN POPULATION: 45.2 million Foreign nationals: 10 % Area (Km2): 505,990 Population Density: 89.3 inhabitants/Km2 Average number of children per women: 1.34 Employed persons: 20.3 million Activity rate: 58.9 % Unemployment rate: 8.2 %

5 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Some data about the INE -It is a legally independent administrative institution: - INE is a part of the government system - but independent in all professional matters - It is basically governed by Law 12/1989 of 9 May, on Public Statistics Function, regulating Statistics activity

6 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Some data about the INE Number of employees  3,500 Headquarters  1,000 Provincial offices  2,500

7 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Law 12/1989 of 9 May, on Public Statistics Function Article 20º : The results of statistics for State purposes: 1. shall be made public by the statistical services responsible for their production and are to be widely disseminated. 2. shall be official from the time they are made public. 3. The officials engaged in the services responsible for the production of statistics for State purposes are under obligation to maintain confidentiality

8 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Law 12/1989 of 9 May, on Public Statistics Function Article 21 1) Statistical units may supply to a party so requesting: ● A customised request ● Micro data 2) The methodology of official statistics shall be made public. 3) Publications and any other statistical information provided to interested parties may be subject to prices established by law.

9 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March The Government Statistics Act, in article 26.Ñ, assigns to the INE 1) the duty to publish the results and methodological features of the statistics it produces 2) the promotion of the dissemination of the rest of statistics included in the national statistical plan. Law on Public Statistics Function

10 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

11 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Statistical Dissemination Unit Functions: Planification of the dissemination of INE products Normalisation of institutional designs Preparation of publications Development and maintenance of the website Promotion and marketing of the products

12 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Head of the Dissemination Unit General Deputy Director Editorial Unit User Services Design Composition Image Editorial quality Publishing 21 Information services: - in person - by telephone - personalised - Library 26 Technological Support Synthesis Publications Yearbook Monthly bulletin Leaflets Historical publications 17 Development: Tempus, INEbase. 10 Secretariat Internet Dissemination and Marketing Content coordination of Bookshop First dissemination Marketing Electronic mail EU information Electronic publications 22

13 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Annual production: 110 million pages Internal: 28 External: 82 Design Composition Image Editorial quality Publishing Editorial department

14 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Internet Dissemination and Marketing Content coordination of First dissemination Electronic mail Infoeuropea Electronic publications Marketing and Bookshop

15 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Internet Dissemination and Marketing

16 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

17 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Technological Support department Development: Tempus INEbase

18 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Users Department -Information services: - in person - by telephone, fax - CPI certificates - Customised request - Library

19 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Statistical Yearbook (1858). Monthly Statistics Bulletin. Spain in figures. Figures INE (brochure). Iberian peninsula in figures Synthesis publications

20 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Visitors  10.4 million Number of visited pages  96 million Pages Downloaded  8.5 million s  10,000 Infoeuropea  1,200 Customised requests  2,500 Press releases  350 Some data…. 2007

21 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Data produced by the INE 1) short-term statistics: 27 monthly and quarterly indicators 268 press releases per year 2) long-term statistics: 72 indicators per year publication calendar webweb Weekly calendar of press releases

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23 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

24 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Final stage of the statistical operation - the most important - adequate strategy Gateway: Internet Different users easy to use additional information (methodology, glossary..) Different technologies: no structured files press releases database Statistical Dissemination

25 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Why are the Dissemination of statistics so important? MOTTO: If you don’t use statistics, they don’t exist Only used statistical information is useful statistical information What it means is that dissemination is vital to the statistical process. (Petteri Baer. UNECE)

26 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INE Statistical Dissemination - Free service - focus on the Internet Tempus II INEbase Datawarehouse - English version - microdata on the website - many different users - customised queries

27 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy INE dissemination is: - a free public service - aimed equally at all users - in accordance with a pre-announced publication calendar It is the INE’s firm intention to follow the European Statistics Code of Practice adopted by the Statistical Programme Committee on 24 February 2005

28 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy Dissemination Activities: - operation of the websitewww.ine.es - work in user services - production and marketing of published products - promotion of the image of the INE

29 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy Internet: - All of the statistical information produced by the INE - has become the main dissemination outlet - allows for equal treatment - assures the impartiality of the INE towards all citizens

30 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy: Internet Statistics are published by means of: - a press release - a set of tables of the key results - a methodological abstract Press releases short-term statistics: at 9.00 am long-term data: at am The complete data are released no later than one hour immediately afterwards

31 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy: Internet INE statistics in electronic form are available on: - INEbase: includes press releases, results and methodologies for every statistical operation - TEMPUS II: which presents the information in the form of tables and statistical series. It now holds close to 1 million time series. (RDBMS ) Population and Housing Censuses Data warehouse

32 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

33 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March History of the website

34 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March was born in with its own server - and in an easy and simple way History of the web…

35 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Looking back 8 years 1988 : time series databank: TEMPUS (84,000 time series) - bas ed in CRONOS (Eurostat) 1990 : TEMPUS in the UNIX operating system X.25. Access to external users 1993 : Videotex through RTC Press releasesExcel files (CPI,LFS,...)LegislationNews

36 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March : Birth of - easy: in a few months we compiled all we had: - TEMPUS + than 350,000 series - Press releases - Excel files - Legislation - News - Publications catalogue, etc.. - user-friendly interface 1999: TEMPUS was the first free of charge time series databank in Europe.

37 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March November 95-dic 97

38 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March A resounding success 1997: Our server was rated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 100 in Europe, as regards information on the economy. 1999: It was the statistical server with the most data for public use in Europe, and one of only a handful providing daily updated information on all short-term indicators. It should be pointed out that all the work that went into making a reality was carried out by staff at the Institute. All free of charge

39 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March version 2: January 98 - March 2000

40 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March In this context, we asked ourselves: What else can we offer? - English version - statistical tables and time series Where are we going? Clear objective: increase the quantity and quality of the available statistical information

41 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Translation into English - 1 translator, 3 months (nothing) - 2 translators, 1 year (little) - 2 continuous translators (75%) Guidance Software: DejaVu - easy to use - Instantly creates extensive memory databases by aligning previous translations - Ensures a consistent use of terminology and translation - increases productivity and consistency - large number of import and export formats - it increases consistency, matches and quality - ideal for technical translations

42 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March ¿What is INEbase? A storage system on the web for 100% of the statistical production of the INE… and a gateway to access all the information of the European and national statistical systems Launch INEbase: 28 March 2000

43 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March version March 2001

44 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March version March 2003

45 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March version February 2005

46 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Version until November 2007

47 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

48 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INEbase - INEbase enables users to access millions of items of statistical data, which they are able to view and download in Excel or in PC- AXIS format - structured by subject (ISO) - This favours searching by subject (Population, Education, Tourism...) regardless of the original source of the data.

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50 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

51 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is PC-AXIS? This program is used to view statistical tables. It offers: - A simple user interface based on a spread sheet - Customised tables. The user decides which variables and values to use and in which order. - Preparation of statistical graphs - Creation of subject-based maps (installation of PX-Map and map collections required) - Export and copy data to other applications

52 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March PC-AXIS, the electronic publication format

53 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

54 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is the ISO? The Inventory of Statistical Operations (ISO) contains the description of statistical activity of the Ministries, Bank of Spain and National Statistics Institute. The inventory is a fundamental instrument for statistical coordination and planning. The unit adopted as an inventory base is the statistical operation. Set of activities that lead to obtaining statistical results in a determined sector or subject, based on the individually collected data.

55 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is the ISO?

56 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is the ISO?

57 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What is the ISO?

58 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Big change: INEbase - Using INEbase, INE placed its faith in the Internet as the main channel of dissemination for the Institute's products - our challenge was to make all of INE statistical information accessible on the Internet - The information available in INEbase is constantly updated. Statistical data can be accessed online the moment it appears in the media.

59 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Awards - Our website was awarded the iBest Academy prize for the best Government/Public Service website two years in a row, in 2001 and 2002 iBest: made up of acclaimed professionals in a range of Internet fields

60 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INE: Official Statistics portal In this way: - the Internet is our foremost dissemination channel - INEbase the official Statistics gateway, both for the INE and the National and European Statistics Systems

61 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March RSS Novelties-News RSS = Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary This service facilitates you being permanently informed about all news, press releases, updating of data, etc. from the INE without needing to connect to our website. By using the RSS service, you receive a notice with the news headline at the same time that it is published on our website.

62 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March History of our website INEbase monthly : all electronic publications on one CD What does the CD-ROM contain? This series concentrates all the electronic publications into just one medium (with their tables, methodologies, questionnaires...) that were added to our website in the reference month, each one of them referring to a statistical operation as well as the Monthly Statistical Bulletin (MSB). A useful way of archiving

63 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INEbase monthly

64 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Population and Housing Censuses Data warehouse Functions: - consult predefined tables - create new tables online queries - graphs and maps - export in different formats TEMPUS II RDBMS time series + statistical tables

65 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

66 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INEbase history virtual library access to the INE’s large historical collection of publications 1) yearbooks from ) population censuses from 1900

67 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Inebase History The publications contained in this section are very comprehensive Users can browse them thanks to a hierarchical index, similar to that of the original publication There is also a search tool based on the titles and content of the tables. The files, in PDF format, allow users to search for chains of text in the document, since INE has processed all publications using optical character recognition.

68 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Inebase History

69 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Inebase History

70 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Inebase History

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72 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Changes over these 12 years…

73 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Changes over these 12 years - content - in IT HTML CGI Dynamic HTML - new products, new users

74 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Changes over these 12 years 1) The first phase of online work basically was to create a website. Have an online presence. Disseminate information ) The second phase was to populate the site, to disseminate a larger quantity of information (Inebase). This work may also have involved the first redesign of the site to improve navigation and usability. Since 2000 Now we are in the third phase of issues

75 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Changes over these 12 years 3) The third phase of issues: ● How to make the information more useful to users? ● How to find out what users think of our site? ● How to customize the site to make information easier to find and understand? ● How to present information in a more web-friendly way?

76 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March USERS

77 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March WHO are They? WHAT do they need? HOW do they use the data? WHY do they visit us? USERS They are the focus of our work

78 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Many different classifications: 1)Visitors 2)Users 1)Occasional users 2)Regular Users 3)Professional users 4)Research and advance users Types of USERS

79 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Interested citizens -Private and public institutions -Scientific institutions and universities Types of USERS

80 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Tourist: infrequent users Small amount of information on a topic -Harvest: interested in the same type of information general intervals good understanding of their data need -Miners: experienced users large volumes of detailed information Types of USERS

81 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Different parts of the website may be dedicated to different kind of users

82 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Users Are they satisfied? ● Surveys ● other means infoine infoeuropa tools (analog, netraker)

83 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Relation with users - infoine  online queries: 10,000 - European statistical information service  1,200 queries - telephone reference system  102,000 calls a year - answering machine: over two thirds - queries are also accepted in English - letter or facsimile  11,000 queries a year - In person information  over 24,000 a year

84 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March User survey INE does not conduct regular user surveys, but has in place mechanisms to evaluate quality of service, monitor the relevant and practical utility of existing statistics in terms of meeting needs, and consider new needs and priorities. The online queries system (InfoIne) is an aid to assessing user needs INE also uses tools (NetRaker, Analog) to examine registration files, extract information from them and generate reports,

85 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Conclusions

86 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Final phase of the statistical operation - the most important - suitable strategy Gateway: Internet Different users easy to use additional information (methodology, glossary..) Different technologies: unstructured files press releases database Statistical Dissemination

87 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Statistical Dissemination INE - Free service - focus on the Internet Tempus II INEbase Datawarehouse - English version - microdata on the website - many different users - tailor-made queries

88 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy INE's dissemination is: - a free public service - aimed equally at all users - in accordance with a previously announced publication schedule It is INE’s firm intention to follow the European Statistics Code of Practice adopted by the Statistical Programme Committee on 24 February 2005

89 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INEbase brand single, user-friendly interface information grouped by subject search engine pre-defined tables most relevant variable crossovers

90 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March INE dissemination strategy aims to increase the use and understanding of official statistics for all types of users

91 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Statistics for all

92 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy: Internet Accessibility INE is working on improving the accessibility of the website INE website must meet the average level or AA-standard of accessibility (according to generally accepted accessibility criteria) before 31 December 2008 Our objective is to achieve the AA standard for most of the website, and the AAA standard for some sections

93 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Easy and enjoyable statistics

94 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Dissemination Policy: Internet INE strives to make it easy and enjoyable to access statistical data over the website. Such sections include: - How much has the consumer price index changed? - Do you wish to update a rental income? - What’s the population of …? - Names and surnames We shall soon unveil a new section called the “student portal”

95 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Names and surnames

96 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Names and surnames

97 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Names and surnames

98 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Names and surnames

99 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Error processing

100 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Error processing Any errors detected in our website are corrected and publicised asap.….. …. and notified in a timely and transparent way to all users. Types of errors: Minor errors. Typographical errors which do not affect comprehension of the data or the figures themselves Serious errors. Errors in data or in table or text headings that could mislead users into mistaken calculations or interpretations

101 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March All errors are corrected immediately - Minor errors are not drawn to users’ attention when corrected. - Serious errors  notification to users: 1) An is sent to users who regularly receive INE information (media, analysts, etc) and to subscribers to the RSS feed. The reports the error and has attached the corrected document or file. 2) The correction is also reported in the relevant section of the website.

102 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Fairs, courses…

103 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Fairs, courses…. INE also plays a dissemination role in its involvement in fairs and meetings, which are an opportunity to publicise the Institute and the products it offers to the wider community. Fairs are often the venue at which members of the public – young people especially – first become aware of INE. The INE hosts courses, seminars and talks aimed at the specialised staff of Spanish and foreign bodies The INE welcomes group visits by students

104 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Media relations

105 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Media relations The “press section” of the website offers journalists the data and metadata in most demand by the media in a fast and straightforward way -The INE holds briefing sessions with the media when new statistics are introduced or methodological changes are made - INE experts explain the new features and changes and take questions from journalists. - President of the INE holds annual “working breakfasts” with the media.

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107 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What are we working on at the moment?

108 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March What are we working on at the moment? accessibility graphs and maps data exchange using the SDMX standard.

109 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Where are we going?

110 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Where are we going? - Where the technology takes us - Paying special attention to users - Following the code of practice

111 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practise

112 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice Adopted by the statistical programme Committee (2005). promulgated in the commission Recommendation on the independence Integrity accountability of the national and Community statistical authorities

113 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice - is based on 15 principles. - NSO in the European Union commit themselves to adhering to it - A set of indicators of good practice for each of the 15 principles.

114 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March based on 15 principles - Institutional environment (6) - Statistical processes (4) - Statistical output (5) European Statistics code of practice

115 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice Institutional environment 1.- professional independence 2.- mandate for data collection 3.- adequacy of resources 4.- quality commitment 5.- statistical confidentiality 6.- impartiality and objectivity

116 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice Statistical processes 7.- Sound methodology 8.- appropriate statistical procedures 9.- inexcessive burden on respondents 10.- cost effectiveness

117 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice Statistical output 11.- Relevance 12.- Accuracy and reliability 13.- Timeliness and punctuality 14.- Coherence and comparatibility 15.- Accessibility and clarity

118 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice 6.- Impartiality and objectivity: Statistical authorities must produce and disseminate European statistics respecting scientific independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably – Errors discovered  corrected asap – Statistical release dates and times are pre-announced. – All users have equal access and at the same time – Statistical releases  objective and non-partisan

119 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice 13.- Timeliness and punctuality: European statistics must be disseminated in a timely and punctual manner. – Timeliness meets the highest European and international dissemination standards. – A standard daily time is set for the release of European statistics. – Periodicity of European statistics takes into account user requirements as much as possible. – Any divergence from the dissemination time schedule is publicised in advance, explained and a new release date set.

120 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice 15.- Accessibility and clarity: European statistics should be presented in a clear and understandable form, disseminated in a suitable and convenient manner, available and accessible on an impartial basis with supporting metadata and guidance – Statistics are presented in a form that facilitates proper interpretation and meaningful comparisons. – Dissemination services use modern information and communication technology and, if appropriate, traditional hard copy. – Custom-designed analyses are provided when feasible and are made public.

121 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March European Statistics code of practice 15.- Accessibility and clarity: European statistics should be presented in a clear and understandable form, disseminated in a suitable and convenient manner, available and accessible on an impartial basis with supporting metadata and guidance – Access to microdata can be allowed for research purposes. This access is subject to strict protocols. – Metadata are documented according to standardised metadata systems. – Users are kept informed on the methodology of statistical processes and the quality of statistical outputs with respect to the ESS quality criteria

122 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Not all are on the website….

123 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Not all are in the website: Tailor-made requests Our publications do not contain all the data…. The Users service has specialised personnel who will advise users and offer them specific guidelines for making requests for information and subsequently will conduct a study and a specific compilation adapted to their needs.

124 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Not all are in the website: Tailor made requests Tailor-made requests are carried out with 2 limitations: - Statistical secrecy, as data that facilitate direct or indirect identification of a specific citizen or institution cannot be provided to public or private institutions. - The representativity of data obtained when sample investigations are carried out.

125 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Not all are on the website: Tailor-made requests In the Users’ Unit you may request: - Information extraction from the databases - Non-published special tabulations - Data with greater territorial, sectorial breakdown level, etc.

126 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Not all are on the website: Tailor-made requests Distribution of Tailor-made requests by subject 2007 Population 22 Economy) 6 Demography 20 Society 7 Industry and Agriculture 12 Services 29 Others 4 Total: 2535 %

127 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Microdata

128 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Microdata  Strict protocols apply to outside users accessing microdata sets for research purposes.  From June 2005,  microdata sets sourced from 22 statistical operations and made anonymous to maintain confidentiality ( free of charge ).  ASCII files structured into fields which capture for each individual record of the survey the values taken by each variable.

129 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Microdata  The data is presented in non-aggregate form  Any person using microdata sets must cite the INE as the primary source  The INE accepts NO responsibility for the outcomes that users obtain from these files using their own calculations.

130 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Microdata

131 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Microdata

132 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March

133 Disseminating statistics: Internet and Publications Madrid, 3-5 March Thank you for your attention


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