DEFINITION: refers to the data's information environment: whether data are accompanied with appropriate metadata, illustrations such as graphs and maps, whether information on their quality also available (including limitation in use) and the extent to which additional assistance is provided by National Statistical Institutes..
CONTEXT: For example, are the data illustrated with graphs, maps, etc? Is information on their quality also available (possible limitation in use…)? Can further assistance be expected from the provider? The fourth quality component in the Eurostat definition of quality is accessibility and clarity".
SOURCE: Eurostat, ―Assessment of Quality in Statistics: Glossary, Working Group, Luxembourg, October 2003.