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Tools for the improvement of quality in the Sistan statistical production (2017)
Development of tools to launch an auditing program to the Other National Authorities

ESS standard quality report dissemination (2016)
Quality reports produced by Istat according to the standards of the European Statistical System

Q2016 (2016)
European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Madrid May 31-June 3, 2016

Quality Guidelines (2015)
Quality Guidelines for statistical processes using administrative sources

Start of Peer reviews 2014-2015 (2014)
Peer reviews are part of the European Statistical System (EES) strategy to implement the Code of Practice (CoP)

Q2014 (2014)
European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Vienna 2-5 June, 2014

Q2012 (2012)
European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Athens 29 May–2 June, 2012

Sponsorship on quality (2011)
The Sponsorship on Quality (2009-20011) is an high level ESS Committee Task Force. Its mandate was to develop recommendations for possible modifications of the Code of Practice as well as recommendations to enhance quality-related activities.
The task force proposed some revisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice.
Moreover, the Task force provided a preliminary version of the Quality Assurance Framework for the implementation of the Code and developed recommendations on quality reporting.
The European Statistical System Committee approved the task force work and recommendations in September 2011.

Istat Quality Guidelines (2011)
English version – 2012

Q2010 (2010)
European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Helsinki May 4-6, 2010

Italian Statistics Code of Practice (2010)
(Italian version only)

Audit (2010)
Assessing Quality through Auditing and Self-Assessment

Q2008 (2008)
European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Rome July 9-11, 2008


“>Reccomended practices (2008)
RPs for Editing and Imputation in Cross-Sectional Business Surveys

Q2006 (2006)
European Conference on Quality in Survey Statistics, Cardiff, UK, 24-26 April, 2006

SIQual (2006)
SIQual information system on quality

European statistics code of practice (2005), revised in 2011

Handbook of reccomended practice (2005)
Handbook of RPs for Questionnaire Development and Testing (2005)

Q2004 (2004)
European Conference on Quality and Methodology in Official Statistics, Mainz, Germany, 24-26 May, 2004

LEG on Quality (2001)
Summary Report from the Leadership Group (LEG) on Quality

Q2001 (2001)
The International Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Stockholm May 14-15, 2001. The conference was jointly organised by Statistics Sweden and Eurostat

Eurostat W.G. Assessment of Quality of Business Statistics (1995)
In 1998  W.G. Assessment of Quality in Statistics and then W.G. Quality in Statistics

Fundamental Principles of National Official Statistics
U.N. Fundamental principles of Official Statistics (1994)


Handbooks of Survey techniques (1989)

1.  Istat. Pianificazione della produzione dei dati. 1989
2.  Istat. Il questionario: progettazione, redazione e verifica. 1989
3.  Istat. Le rappresentazioni grafiche di dati statistici. 1989
4.  Istat. Il sistema di controllo della qualità dei dati. 1989
5.  Istat. Tecniche di campionamento: teoria e pratica. 1989
6.  Istat. Tecniche di somministrazione del questionario. 1989
7.  Istat. Tecniche di stima della varianza campionaria. 1989

The handbooks are available in the Istat Digital Library (Italian version only)


Non sampling error model (1961)

  • Hansen, M.H. Hurwitz, W.N., Bershad, M.A.1961. Measurement errors in censuses and surveys. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute, 38, Part II, 359-374
  • Hansen, M.H.; Hurwitz, W.N.; and Pritzker, L. (1964), “The estimation and interpretation of gross differ­ences and the simple response variance,” Contri­bution to statistics, in C.R. Rao (editor) Pergamon Press, Oxford, and Statistical Publishing Society, Calcutta, pp. 111-13
  • Leslie Kish. Survey sampling. Wiley, 1965

Last edit: 02 February 2018