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Data dissemination Aspects and emerging trends Stefan Schweinfest, UNSD.

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1 Data dissemination Aspects and emerging trends Stefan Schweinfest, UNSD

2 Data dissemination Definition Release to users of information obtained through statistical processes Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics –Principle 1: –Relevance –Impartiality –Equal Access/Obligation to Disseminate

3 Data communication Two way process Purpose –maximize the use of information –minimize misuse of statistics by ensuring that the contexts, caveats, and other limitations of the information are understood Provision of data and high-quality metadata –Location of data according to subject and time period –Methodology and definitions Statistical service provider Users/ Customers

4 Aspects of data communication Identify the users –Customers –Cooks –Commentators Identify the needs media types –Printed publications –Complete databases –Ready-made tables (with commentary) in different formats Data quality Privacy and confidentiality Pricing policy Marketing and communications policy

5 Emerging trends Migration from paper based to electronic publishing (Still demand for printed publications) Open and free access to the data collections Interactive products for greater flexibility Customer oriented services Dissemination Standards

6 UNSDs data dissemination 1) Data print publications: e.g. National Accounts Yearbook. 2) Electronic files (custom made or CD Roms). 3) Web-data bases (e.g. COMTRADE) 4) Semi – analytical (e.g. Worlds Women)


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