Administrative data collection
DEFINITION 1: Data originally collected for non-statistical purpose. Complete coverage
is the aim. Control of the methods by which the administrative data are collected and processed rests with the administrative agency. In most cases the administrative agency will be a government unit.
SOURCE: Handbook on Data Quality Assessment Methods and Tools, European Commission/EUROSTAT, 2007
DEFINITION 2: the set of activities involved in the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of statistical data from one or more administrative sources. The equivalent of a survey but with the source of data being administrative records rather than direct contact with respondents.
SOURCE: Measuring the non observed economy: a handbook, OECD, 2002