Journal of Official Statistics, Vol.11, No.1, 1995. pp. 115–127
Changes in Statistical Technology
Wouter J. Keller
Abstract:We discuss the changes in the organization of official statistics as a result of the changes in information technology (IT). It is argued that IT will have a great effect on our external relations, as well as on the means to improve these relationships. On the input side, problems with response burden, in particular for establishments, will require other ways of data capture than those used today. On the output side, our customers will demand better access to aggregated and unit record statistical data, as well as more timely and better coordinated statistics. This will require better use of technology, but also, it will place more emphasis on the concepts we use.
Keywords:Information technology; Official statistics; EDI; electronic dissemination.
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