Australian Bureau of Statistics
1504.0 - Methodological News, Mar 2001
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/07/2001
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NEW LOOK WEB SITE FOR THE STATISTICAL CLEARING HOUSE
In addition to the Business Surveys Register, this section also provides information on alternative data sources. It provides links to Statistical Directories which may assist in identifying alternative data sources.
The Business Surveys Register is a valuable reference tool. When researching a particular topic or designing or contemplating a new survey, you can look on this Register to see whether any similar surveys have already been conducted. This will allow greater sharing of the information currently available. It may result in survey managers being able to reduce the content of their survey or possibly remove the need to conduct their survey at all.
Also, by looking at survey design methods used for similar surveys, survey managers may be able to reduce their survey development time by learning from the experience of others in conducting similar surveys. By being aware of how similar surveys have been done, survey managers will be able to ensure that their survey results are comparable with other surveys (e.g. by using the same survey standards and/or classifications).
3. Reference Material:
This section of the web site provides a range of information to assist survey managers, researchers and others interested in the design and co-ordination of surveys. The section contains a number of different sub-sections including:
This section of the web site will be updated as further reference material is identified.
The search facility on the new web site allows you to target particular areas of interest. For example you could search for a particular word or words (and variants thereof). You can search the entire web site or limit the search to various areas of the web site for example when searching for business surveys, you could limit the search to the Business Surveys Register and hone in on just surveys conducted by particular agencies.
The web site will continue to evolve. As surveys are approved, they are loaded (with clearance by the survey managers) on to the web site. As further reference material is identified, it too will be loaded to the web site. It is designed to be a reference tool that can be scanned for relevant information as the need arises. Users are encouraged to periodically check the site to see what new information has been incorporated.
If you have any questions about the web site, the SCH can be contacted on (02) 6252 5285.
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This page last updated 14 September 2007