Metainformation  
Definitions, Explanation, Methods, Quality

STATISTICS AUSTRIA provides users information regarding concepts and definitions including explanations on methods and quality in a standardized way (Metainformation) so called Standard-documentations.

By using this information users are brought into a situation to interpret statistical results in a correct way in order to take full use of the statistical figures and to receive a comprehensive picture of the quality of the statistical products.

As part of the quality management system Statistics Austria conducts in close cooperation with the quality subcommittee of the Statistics Council so called „Feedback-Talks”. The Standard Documentation of a dedicated statistical product serves as basis for the Feedback Talk and. By considering the perspective of users and external experts and critical discussions of quality aspects of the statistics with special regard to the methods and procedures used, the identification of quality improvement potentials and development of recommendations for improvement measures as well as the improvement of the "standard documentation" of the respective discussed statistics In particular are the main objectives of the "Feedback Talks “.

While the full set of standard documentation is only available in German Statistics Austria provides an Executive Summary along with a table of most important facts in English language