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Research and Methodology for Official Statistics

The analysis of official data is a complicated task. It is even more complex to compile accurate statistics that truly reflect societal trends. To get comprehensive data, the approach must be thorough and coordinated.

Preparation

Before embarking on the study of the data or even their collection, precise objectives must be set: what particular theme forms the basis of this analysis? What aspects need to be addressed? What exact questions need to be planned?

Second, it is important to justify the approach adopted. Why was this particular topic chosen? What is the relevance of the study carried out? Once this question has been addressed, it is necessary to move on to the following aspects:

Initiation of the Process

Once all the above questions have been answered, getting data for analysis can begin. Whatever happens, it is important to remain true to the principles that have been established. The temptation to make changes during the process is sometimes great, especially if the data does not meet expectations. But it should be kept in mind that the data obtained is not supposed to please or agree with any expectations. They should only reflect the reality on the ground. The following link will help all those who are interested in reaching their goal.