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How good are administrative register data and what can we do about it?

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Data science pitch held at Tilburg Data Science Center

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How good are administrative register data and what can we do about it?

  1. 1. How good are administrative register data and what can we do about it? Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl Department of methodology & statistics Data science pitch - 2015-04-10 Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  2. 2. Participation in survey research for social-scientific purposes 35% (Bethlehem & Schouten 2004); Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  3. 3. Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  4. 4. "Données trouvées": + Useful for science; - Not meant for science. Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  5. 5. Current problem: Register data have measurement errors. These lead to serious biases. Current options: Ignore register data, or Ignore errors. Our projects: ..1 Develop statistical methods to estimate extent of errors; ..2 Correct analyses for bias. Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  6. 6. PhD projects Laura Boeschoten Roline Kamphuis Veni (2014) Developing novel latent variable techniques that open up a treasure trove of register data for social science Organizations in grants/research CBS Federal Employment Agency Gem. Amsterdam ADRC GermanRLC TCRN Main collaborators Frauke Kreuter (Maryland/Mannheim) Ton de Waal (CBS / TiU) Jeroen Vermunt (TiU) Bart Bakker (CBS / VU) Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl
  7. 7. Thanks. doberski@uvt.nl Bicycle wheel (1913) Marcel Duchamp Administrative register data Daniel Oberski / doberski@uvt.nl

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