The value of an integrated data system is directly proportional to the quality of data integrated. Established systems’ audit records and collaborate with partners to ensure quality data. Because the collection of administrative data is not originally done with research in mind, issues regarding data quality arise. This can be offset through data linkage.
Best Practice Paper – “Administrative Record Quality and Integrated Data Systems”
*suggested citation: Boruch, Robert F. (2011). “Administrative Record Quality and Integrated Data Systems”. Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP), University of Pennsylvania.
Furthermore, given the demand for further information on IDS and data quality, we commissioned Aileen Rothbard to write an additional paper addressing this topic:
*suggested citation: Rothbard, Aileen (2013). Quality Issues in the Use of Administrative Data Records. Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania.