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Statistics Sweden

Move the sub-process ‘Calculate aggregates’ from phase 5 to phase 6, since it belongs to the macro-level rather than to the micro-level.

  • The current sub-process ‘Prepare draft outputs’ is similar to ‘Calculate aggregates’. We suggest that only one is kept.

 

Note text below was originally Issue 24:

 Istat suggests to modify the sub-process 5.7 adding it sub-process 6.1 and rename it consequently (see the changes).

5.7. Calculate aggregates and other outputs - This sub process creates aggregate data and population totals from micro-data. It includes summing data for records sharing certain characteristics, determining measures of average and dispersion, and applying weights from sub-process 5.6 to sample survey data to derive population totals.

Data collected are also transformed into other statistical outputs, through the production of additional measurements such as indices, trends or seasonally adjusted series, as well as the recording of quality characteristics.

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5 Comments

  1. ABS comment

    We agree these sub-processes should be combined into a 'Generate data outputs' sub-process, however they should be part of the Process rather than the Analyse phase.

  2. Istat

    Istat suggests to modify the sub-process 5.7 adding it sub-process 6.1 and rename it consequently.

    5.7. Calculate aggregates and other outputs - This sub process creates aggregate data and population totals from micro-data. It includes summing data for records sharing certain characteristics, determining measures of average and dispersion, and applying weights from sub-process 5.6 to sample survey data to derive population totals.

    Data collected are also transformed into other statistical outputs, through the production of additional measurements such as indices, trends or seasonally adjusted series, as well as the recording of quality characteristics.

  3. In SSB all editing is done in phase 5. Extreme values, outliers and critical values are identified using statistical controls run for aggregated or groups of units.

    We think the aggregates should be claculated in phase 5.

     

  4. I recall we had decided to not adopt the micro/marcro reasoning, so the step can remain in 5 (preferably with the new title).

  5. 12/11:

    Don't merge because we calculate more aggregate than we produce for output. For example data confrontation, where you have slices of data which you compare it to data with from other sources. Sometimes want to roll up data as input into analysis, but would not release them. They may not be that aggregate in the grand scheme of things. Helps to put data in context. There is a superset of aggregate that go into analysis. There are aggregates which are not designed.

    Prepare outputs is releasing 2.1 (design outputs).