ADMIN: Administrative data: methods, inference and network

Dearden, L (2008) ADMIN: Administrative data: methods, inference and network. N/A. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Policy-oriented research is increasingly making use of administrative data sets in a range of fields including welfare-to-work, employment, health, and education. The great strength of administrative data is that they have information on almost everyone. However, the main weakness is that they often lack important variables; for instance, the National Pupil Database (NPD) has detailed information on children's educational outcomes but no information on the parent's education or employment status. In contrast, survey data provide very rich information. Clearly, there is scope for using survey data to enhance administrative data. An important weakness of survey data is that, unlike administrative data, they include only a sample of individuals and suffer from problems such as nonresponse, attrition, and recall bias. Clearly, there is scope for using administrative data to enhance survey data.

Item Type:Other
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.2 Statistical Theory and Methods of Inference
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.3 Small Area Estimation
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.17 Quantitative Approaches (other)
ID Code:442
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:05 Dec 2008 18:38
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:38

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