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Quality statement

A statement of multiple quality dimensions for the purpose of assessing the quality of the data for reporting against the Indicator or Data Source.

The fields in this item are based on the ABS Quality declaration and can be linked to either an Indicator or a Data Source. This enables metadata in the form of the quality statement to be associated with data collections for indicators and data sources.

A quality statement is not mandatory to use with a Data Source or Indicator but is highly recommended.

The linking of indicator with a quality statement provides more robust information to the user of METeOR. For example, the indicator for National Disability Agreement: e(3)-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010 is linked to the quality statement National Disability Agreement: e.3-Proportion of potential population expressing unmet demand for disability support services, 2010 QS.

Below is a graphical representation of the relationship between quality statements and related metadata item types.

A diagrammatic representation of quality statement relationships in METeOR metadata structures.

Figure: Diagrammatic representation of quality statement relationships in METeOR metadata structures.