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Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Quality Guidelines

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Contents

 Data Quality Guidelines - Overview
  •  I. Overview: BJS and the OMB Guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by Federal agencies
  •  II. The Functions of BJS
  •  III. OMB guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by Federal agencies: BJS Performance Standards
  •  IV. Principles and practices for a Federal Statistical agency
  •  V. BJS Partnerships and affiliations
  •  VI. BJS and Professional ethics
  •  VII. Federal legislation, rules, and regulations governing BJS statistics

 BJS Data Quality Guidelines

  •  VIII. Overview
  •  IX. Privacy and Maintaining Confidentiality of Data
  •  X. Initiating Surveys, Censuses, and Other Data Collections
  •  XI. Survey Design and Data Collections
  •  XII. Data Transparency, Analysis, and Processing
  •  XIII. Content and Verification of BJS Statistics
  •  XIV. Dissemination

 Correction Procedures

  • XV. Procedures to Seek Correction of BJS Statistics

 Appendix - A "Influential" BJS Statistics for the purposes of the BJS Data Quality Guidelines

 Appendix B - See Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice, American Statistical Association

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