A Statement of Quality helps ASB’s end users decide how to best use a published dataset. The SOQ describes the characteristics of quality according to a standardised list of dimensions. Each dimension contains a list of questions that are asked of the dataset to help end users understand rating given. The determination of quality is made post processing and is not reflective of source or collection.
The SOQ is constructed through a collaborative process that aims to answer targeted questions. The Data Manager for ASB data is charged with ensuring the process is collaborative and accurate. The questions used for reporting are based on the following six dimensions of quality:
These dimensions are further compressed along the lines of whether there is enough data (completeness), whether the data is correct (validity), how accurate the measurements are (accuracy) and how well the data is formed (consistency, integrity, and uniqueness).