Research area

Statistical methods and standards

Research in this area seeks to improve methods and standards of data collection and the production and communication of statistics with a view to enhancing statistical reliability. The development of general statistical theory, where particular attention is paid to sample surveys, remains an ongoing activity.

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News about statistical methods and standards

  • A unit-error theory for register-based household statistics

    Theory and methods in survey sampling


    The next round of census will be completely register-based in all the Nordic countries. Household is a key statistical unit in this context. In a Discussion Paper Li-Chun Zhang outline a unit-error theory which provides a framework for evaluating the statistical accuracy of these register-based household statistics, and illustrate its use through an application to the Norwegian register household data.