1504.0 - Methodological News, Jun 2015  
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Methodology Development Plans

The purpose of a Methodology Development Plan (MDP) is to help Methodology and Data Management Division deliver standardisation and improvements under the recently funded Statistical Business Transformation Program (SBTP). These plans are intended to give methodologists working on individual SBTP projects further guidance on methodological issues in need of consideration during the project analysis, design and implementation phases. To this end twenty-five MDPs have been developed linked to SBTP sub-projects and covering the following areas:

Data Acquisition:
1. Instrument Creation
2. Interviewer Workload Allocation
3. Follow-up
Register and Frame Management:
4. Frame and Register Design, Creation, Maintenance and Management
5. Sample Management
Statistical Data Linking:
6. Data Linking
Data Compilation – Coding:
7. Classifying and Coding
Data Compilation – Output Estimation:
8. Weight Estimation
9. Accuracy Estimation
10. Domain Estimation
11. Time Series Estimation
12. Index estimation
13. Distributional Statistics Estimation
14. Microsimulation
Data Compilation – Output Adjustment:
15. Output Adjustment
Data Analysis:
16. Data Analysis
Data Validation:
17. Anomaly Detection, Resolution and Treatment
18. Imputation
19. Disclosure Detection, Resolution and Treatment
20: Statistical Content
Statistical Quality Management:
21. Statistical Quality Assurance
Statistical Metadata Management:
22. Statistical Metadata Management
Stakeholder Management:
23. Provider Relationship Management
24. Big Data – Satellite Data and Mobile Device Data
25. Statistical Risk Management during CSIP Transition

It is expected that these initial plans will be adapted in the light of SBTP project priorities, budgets and timeframes as SBTP progresses.

Further Information
For more information, please contact Greg Griffiths (02 6252 6970, greg.griffiths@abs.gov.au)

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