The Resource Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, Constance F. Citro, Margaret E. Martin, and Miron L. Straf, editors. ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council

Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, Constance F. Citro, Margaret E. Martin, and Miron L. Straf, editors. ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council

Label
Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency
Title
Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency
Statement of responsibility
Constance F. Citro, Margaret E. Martin, and Miron L. Straf, editors. ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since 1992, the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) has produced a book on principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, updating the document every 4 years to provide a current edition to newly appointed cabinet secretaries at the beginning of each presidential administration. This fourth edition presents and comments on four basic principles that statistical agencies must embody in order to carry out their mission fully: (1) They must produce objective data that are relevant to policy issues, (2) they must achieve and maintain credibility among data users, (3) they must achieve and maintain trust among data providers, and (4) they must achieve and maintain a strong position of independence from the appearance and reality of political control. The book also discusses 11 important practices that are means for statistical agencies to live up to the four principles. These practices include a commitment to quality and professional practice and an active program of methodological and substantive research. This fourth edition adds the principle that statistical agencies must operate from a strong position of independence and the practice that agencies must have ongoing internal and external evaluations of their programs
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
352.7/50973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HA37.U55
LC item number
P75 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, Constance F. Citro, Margaret E. Martin, and Miron L. Straf, editors. ; Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Principles and practices for a federal statistical agency -- pt. 2. Commentary
Control code
ocn567829932
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 122 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309121767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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208356
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25393650
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567829932
  • pebcs0309121760

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