New developments in survey data collection methodology for official statistics

This paper describes some new developments in survey methodology that may help to solve problems of survey taking in official statistics. The R-indicator is described as an additional indicator for survey quality. Web surveys are considered as a cheaper means of data collection, either as a single-mode survey or as one of the modes in a mixed-mode survey. Also attention is paid to more flexible ways of conducting the fieldwork of a survey. The R-indicator could play a role in this.