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1504.0 - Methodological News, Jun 2012  
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Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan Information Paper - New on the ABS Website

The ABS has recently released a number of information papers and resources relating to the management of statistical quality. The latest in the series is the Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan information paper (cat. no. 1542.0).

The Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan is a systematic plan for resolving serious doubts about key statistical results by examining the processes that contributed to the results. The approach is designed to provide a quick and rigorous high level response to an identified serious statistical issue. The approach is based upon the formation of a dedicated multidisciplinary team to investigate and resolve the issue in a pragmatic way.

The paper provides information for conducting and creating a quality incident response plan. This is to enable statistical risks to be managed by having documented and accepted guidelines on what to do when a quality incident arises.

The Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan paper takes you through the process, from identifying a quality incident and assessing its level of risk to the organisation and data, to initiating a Quality Incident Response Plan (QIRP), followed by resolving the quality incident, and finally to implementing any required changes and learning from the quality incident.

To access the information paper, please go to the Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan.

Further Information
For more information, please contact Narrisa Gilbert (08 9360 5283,

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