Cost effectiveness

DEFINITION:  Cost effectiveness is a characteristic of a process where the costs of producing the statistics are in proportion to the importance of the results and the benefits sought, the resources are optimally used and the response burden minimised. Where possible, the information requested is readily extractable from available records or sources.

SOURCE:  ESS Quality Glossary 2010. Unit  B1 "Quality; Classifications", Eurostat, 2010.
HYPERLINK: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_NOM_DTL_GLOSSARY&StrNom=CODED2&StrLanguageCode=EN

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