Administrative data as a research resource: a selected audit

Jones, Paul and Elias, Peter (2006) Administrative data as a research resource: a selected audit. Other. ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The term ‘administrative data’ describes information which arises via the operation of a transaction, registration or as a record of service delivery. Such data relates specifically to the administration of a system or process and are not primarily generated as research resources. While administrative data are not necessarily the preserve of government, most government departments keep records of the variety of services they deliver and the processes they register in considerable detail, often storing this information as electronic records that relate to individuals and/or organisations and summarising these data for statistical purposes.

Item Type:Working Paper (Other)
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.20 Secondary Analysis > 1.20.3 Analysis of official statistics
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.3 Small Area Estimation
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.7 Longitudinal Data Analysis
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.17 Quantitative Approaches (other)
ID Code:452
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:05 Dec 2008 18:34
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:39

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