Data quality is a concern everywhere and in every industry. The Economic Times brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Checks on data collection, improved sample size likely.”

In New Delhi, a recent leak of the draft Household Consumer Expenditure report showed a decline in spending in rural India in 2017-18 and was then shelved. Now the government is looking at addressing data quality issues of various surveys, including that one. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation plans to introduce checks for data collection and increase the sample size of surveys to improve accuracy.

“Challenges which we face today are of data quality. The ministry is concerned with data quality and will take measures to improve it,” said an official aware of the details.

While many organizations boast of having good data or improving the quality of their data, the real challenge is defining what those qualities represent.

Melody K. Smith

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