Published February 17, 2023 | Version v1
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Role of Metadata in CNSTAT Panel Report: Transparency in Statistical Information for NCSES and All Federal Statistical Agencies

  • 1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics tasked the Committee on National Statistics to undertake a consensus panel study to examine the degree of transparency and reproducibility of federal statistics. The principal questions were: what should an agency should do to make available, both internally and externally, archives of the input data sets used to generate sets of official statistics; documentation of the treatments done to the raw data prior to the computation of the final estimates (for treatment of failed edits, nonresponse, etc.); and documentation of what goes into the computation of the final published estimates. Presented at IASSIST Professional Development Webinar..



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