Scientific publications, theses and reports of quality reviews in the realm of statistics.


Discussion Paper about small area estimation for detailed unemployment figures.

This report describes, in some detail, the statistical methods and models implemented in the r-package rtrim.

We consider variance estimation for the Dutch virtual Census, when mass imputation is used for educational attainment.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) calculates a Price Index for Newly Built Dwellings.

The role of different types of enterprises (SME, large enterprises) in the Dutch economy, 2012, method and results.

Changes in the survey process usually have a systematic effect on the results.

Methodological departments of national statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification for ISO 9001

A mixed-integer programming formulation is presented of automatic error localisation with general edit operations.

National statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification, e.g. ISO or EFQM.

A report with a statistical analysis of the relationship between gas pressure and gradients in gas pressure within the Groningen reservoir immediately prior to earthquakes, commissioned by State Supervision of Mines

A report of an analysis of the time intervals between earthquakes in Groningen, related to the gas production, commissioned by State Supervision of Mines

Connecting correction methods for linkage error in capture-recapture

This paper presents indicators about inbound tourism on Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius over the period 2015 – 2017

Connecting correction methods for linkage error in capture-recapture.

Nowcasting using linear time series filters

Car ownership and driving licence ownership of young adult students and workers.

Investigating co-integration between inflation indicators within the price dashboard using structural time series models.

Investigating correlation and temporal relationships between the inflation indicators within the price dashboard.

the use of mobile devices, i.e. smartphones and tablets, in individual surveys in 2017.

Collecting information about the structure of random access networks

re-analysis of Groningen earthquake frequency because of improved daily time resolution data for reservoir gas pressure

Paper Adjustment of heating values and C02 petrol and diesel

Exploring the possible setup and uses of natural capital accounts for the Dutch North Sea area.

A resample method to compute standard errors of estimates based on a structural time series model.

How to stratify dynamic populations of articles for price index computations.

Exploring the suitability of web-based text mining to classify businesses by economic activity

Price index figures on the production on buildings

Capture-recapture methods and violation of the assumptions of perfect linkage and no erroneous captures

An assessment of the contribution of the Dutch public export credit insurance facility to Dutch GDP and employment

A Bayesian analyses is applied in the framework of adaptive survey

A small number of very big enterprises dominates R&D in the Netherlands.

This paper presents statistical methods to measure the impact due to a survey process redesign to avoid interruption of time series.

Multi-source Statistics: basic situations of combining sources and estimation methods

Transitivizing elementary price indices for internet data using the cycle method

Transitivizing elementary price indices for internet data using the cycle method

Characteristics for the dynamic populations of articles

Elementary price indexes for internet data

Filtering in the Fourier domain: a new set of filters for seasonal adjustment of time series and its evaluation

Seasonally adjusted series of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Linkage of data sets with different unit types

Een rapport van voortgezet onderzoek naar de frequentie van aardbevingen in Groningen, gerelateerd aan de gaswinning

The ecosystem unit map delineates ecosystem units in the Netherlands

Estimating educational attainment levels for the Dutch Virtual Census

Correspondence between survey and value added tax data on quarterly turnover

This paper discusses a new imputation method for estimating missing data.

Population forecast intervals obtained from 6 variants using a new technique are compared to stochastic forecasting.

Surveys differ in their topics, language, style and design, and, consequently, in their sensitivity to measurement error.

Consistent estimation of a set coherent frequency tables

PPS Sampling with Panel Rotation for Estimating Price Indices on Services

The fields of randomized experiments and probability sampling are traditionally two separated domains

Automatically classifying reporting patterns in hours paid in administrative data

Model selection and MSE estimation in the state space model for the Dutch Labour Force Survey.

The document describes the Big Data training developed and the results obtained at Statistics Netherlands.

This discussion paper describes a method based on latent class modeling

This discussion paper describes a method based on latent class modeling

Big data and methodological challenges

Extending the Materials Monitor with Water

Extending the Materials Monitor with Water

The Quality Guidelines 2014 sets out the guidelines applicable to the statistical processes of Statistics Netherlands. The guidelines form the basis for audits and self-assessments of statistical processes. The report may also serve as input for redesign processes of statistics. The Quality Guidelines integrates international and national frameworks as well as Statistics Netherlands’ guidelines and Board resolutions.

Recently, representativeness indicators, or R-indicators, have been proposed as indirect measures of nonresponse error in surveys.

This report describes the results of the analyses of the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) for the Netherlands.

A small number of very big enterprises dominates R&D in the Netherlands.

CBS is looking for a suitable model for quality management. One reason is that CBS wants to manage quality in a systematic way to meet the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Declaration of the European Statistical System. Existing quality systems do not fully meet CBS requirements, so a model was developed that would comply. One of the requirements is that the new model should combine with the EFQM Excellence Model. The OQM model is composed of components of well-known quality management models. This model is applicable to all areas of quality assurance and all types of organizations. It is called an object-oriented model, because objects play a central role in it.

This report describes nineteen characteristics of statistical output. Each characteristic – also called dimension - is elaborated according to a certain structure starting with the definition of the characteristic. For each characteristic possible indicators and measures are formulated and summerized as a checklist in an annex. This report has several purposes. Seven purposes of the report are identified like serve as a knowledge base while making an agreement with customers about quality of statistical output. The report does not contain guidelines for the CBS organization and has no mandatory character. Although it can serve as a starting point for developing guidelines.

DMK participates in a project, with the aim of implementing a new, efficient method for the benchmarking of National Accounts. Benchmarking is the process to achieve mathematical consistency between low-frequency (e.g. annual) and high-frequency (e.g. quarterly) accounts. In 2008 an extended Multivariate Denton method for benchmarking has been developed and implemented in proto-type software. Furthermore, an experiment was carried out on the Dutch supply and use tables. In this paper we briefly describe the method, the experiment and we review potential research topics for 2009. The aim of this paper is to ask the methodology advisory council’s advise and opinion on these topics.

This paper by Ralph Foorthuis and Sjaak Brinkkemper describes the various architectures at the project level, when conforming to Enterprise Architecture. Amongst the architectures described are Project Architecture, Project Start Architecture and Software Architecture. They are placed in the context of Enterprise Architecture and Domain Architecture.