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Sampling procedures for assessing accuracy of record linkage

Sampling procedures for assessing accuracy of record linkage
Sampling procedures for assessing accuracy of record linkage
The use of administrative datasets as a data source in official statistics has become much more common as there is a drive for more outputs to be produced more efficiently. Many outputs rely on linkage between two or more datasets, and this is often undertaken in a number of phases with different methods and rules. In these situations we would like to be able to assess the quality of the linkage, and this involves some re-assessment of both links and non-links. In this paper we discuss sampling approaches to obtain estimates of false negatives and false positives with reasonable control of both accuracy of estimates and cost. Approaches to stratification of links (non-links) to sample are evaluated using information from the 2011 England and Wales population census.
Smith, Paul
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Smith, Paul, Gammon, Shelley, Cummins, Sarah, Chatzoglou, Christos and Heasman, Dick (2016) Sampling procedures for assessing accuracy of record linkage. 2016 International Methodology Symposium Growth in Statistical Information: Challenges and Benefits, , Gatineau, Canada. 22 - 24 Mar 2016. 8 pp .

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The use of administrative datasets as a data source in official statistics has become much more common as there is a drive for more outputs to be produced more efficiently. Many outputs rely on linkage between two or more datasets, and this is often undertaken in a number of phases with different methods and rules. In these situations we would like to be able to assess the quality of the linkage, and this involves some re-assessment of both links and non-links. In this paper we discuss sampling approaches to obtain estimates of false negatives and false positives with reasonable control of both accuracy of estimates and cost. Approaches to stratification of links (non-links) to sample are evaluated using information from the 2011 England and Wales population census.

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Submitted date: 20 May 2016
Published date: 2016
Venue - Dates: 2016 International Methodology Symposium Growth in Statistical Information: Challenges and Benefits, , Gatineau, Canada, 2016-03-22 - 2016-03-24
Organisations: Statistical Sciences Research Institute

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Local EPrints ID: 394895
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/394895
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ORCID for Paul Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5337-2746

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Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 04:04

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Author: Paul Smith ORCID iD
Author: Shelley Gammon
Author: Sarah Cummins
Author: Christos Chatzoglou
Author: Dick Heasman

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