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A Nordic PIAAC
Database
Nordisk statistikermøte 15.08.2013
Tema: Kommunikasjon av resultat og kvalitet til brukeren
Birg...
The OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
• Largest survey of adult skills ever conducted
• Direct assessment of literacy, n...
The Nordic PIAAC Network
• Representatives from five countries: Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, Norway and Sweden
• Financing f...
The Nordic PIAAC Database
• Micro data from PIAAC, as well as comparable and relevant
data from registers
• Will be used t...
Database framework
• Physically located at Statistics Denmark
• Secure remote access system
• Researchers apply for access...
Database content
• Background Questionnaire data
• Cognitive Scores for Literacy, Numeracy and Problem
solving
• Data from...
Challenges
• Legal issues
Legislation differs between countries
Register data more complicated
• Comparability issues
A...
Advantages
• Micro data more accessible
• Combines survey data and register data
More information available
Can be updat...
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Kommunikasjon: A Nordic PIAAC database

  1. 1. 1 A Nordic PIAAC Database Nordisk statistikermøte 15.08.2013 Tema: Kommunikasjon av resultat og kvalitet til brukeren Birgit Bjørkeng, Statistics Norway 1
  2. 2. The OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) • Largest survey of adult skills ever conducted • Direct assessment of literacy, numeracy and problem solving in a technology-rich environment in the adult population (16-65) • 24 participating countries • Data collection: August 2011 to July 2012 • First results to be published October 8 this year 2
  3. 3. The Nordic PIAAC Network • Representatives from five countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden • Financing from the Nordic Council of Ministers • Three main goals: The establishment of the Nordic PIAAC Network The construction of a Nordic PIAAC database, containing micro data from PIAAC as well as data from national registers Publishing a Nordic PIAAC report with the main purpose to describe the structure of information processing skills in the Nordic countries and Estonia, with focus on similarities and differences 3
  4. 4. The Nordic PIAAC Database • Micro data from PIAAC, as well as comparable and relevant data from registers • Will be used to create the Nordic report • Should also be made available for other research projects • Test database launched in 2011 • Database to be opened in the end of 2013 4
  5. 5. Database framework • Physically located at Statistics Denmark • Secure remote access system • Researchers apply for access to the database to a committee of representatives from each country 5
  6. 6. Database content • Background Questionnaire data • Cognitive Scores for Literacy, Numeracy and Problem solving • Data from national registers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden for the reference years 2008 and 2011 and Norway for 2011. Register variables for reference year 2014 will be added to the database in spring 2016. • Extensive metadata 6
  7. 7. Challenges • Legal issues Legislation differs between countries Register data more complicated • Comparability issues Availability Definitions Framework • Time consuming 7
  8. 8. Advantages • Micro data more accessible • Combines survey data and register data More information available Can be updated with time series for register variables • Comparable data from all five countries 8

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