Overview of inventory of data sources on children’s lives

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252417
Title:
Overview of inventory of data sources on children’s lives
Authors:
Brooks, Anne-Marie; Geraghty, Ruth; Fitzgerald, Sarah; Roche, Gillian
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252417
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This Overview sets out the context in which the inventory of data sources was initially compiled, its role in the development of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives, 2011-2016 (DCYA, 2011a), some analyses undertaken on the inventory to date and an overview of the structure and format of the online meta-data summaries. The summaries themselves are available electronically only, but a print-ready format can be generated from the online resource. Due to the likely need for frequent updates and revisions, hard copies of the summaries were not produced. Context The initial impetus for the development of an inventory of data sources arose during the development of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives, 2011-2016 (DCYA, 2011a). This strategy originated in cross-Government initiatives towards more strategic approaches to data and statistics, led by the National Statistics Board (NSB, 2003a and 2003b). However, the approach taken went further – in focusing on research as well as on data, and by taking account of information and knowledge concerning children’s lives on a ‘whole of Government’ basis. The development process for the strategy was aligned as closely as possible with the Best Practice Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of formal Data/Statistics Strategies in Government Departments set out by the NSB (2004). In relation to data sources to meet policy information needs, these guidelines state that: Departments should identify the data holdings available internally (including agencies and other bodies acting on behalf of the Department) that could contribute to meeting the Department’s policy data needs. [Guideline 5] Departments should identify the external data holdings that could contribute to meeting the Department’s unmet policy data needs. [Guideline 6] Therefore, an inventory of both internal and external data sources was an essential component of the evidence base for the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives. The original inventory was compiled in 2008 and was drawn from both administrative and survey-based datasets that were identified as relevant to the lives of children in Ireland.
Keywords:
DATA COLLECTION; CHILD HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Anne-Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeraghty, Ruthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Gillianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T12:08:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-16T12:08:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/252417-
dc.descriptionThis Overview sets out the context in which the inventory of data sources was initially compiled, its role in the development of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives, 2011-2016 (DCYA, 2011a), some analyses undertaken on the inventory to date and an overview of the structure and format of the online meta-data summaries. The summaries themselves are available electronically only, but a print-ready format can be generated from the online resource. Due to the likely need for frequent updates and revisions, hard copies of the summaries were not produced. Context The initial impetus for the development of an inventory of data sources arose during the development of the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives, 2011-2016 (DCYA, 2011a). This strategy originated in cross-Government initiatives towards more strategic approaches to data and statistics, led by the National Statistics Board (NSB, 2003a and 2003b). However, the approach taken went further – in focusing on research as well as on data, and by taking account of information and knowledge concerning children’s lives on a ‘whole of Government’ basis. The development process for the strategy was aligned as closely as possible with the Best Practice Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of formal Data/Statistics Strategies in Government Departments set out by the NSB (2004). In relation to data sources to meet policy information needs, these guidelines state that: Departments should identify the data holdings available internally (including agencies and other bodies acting on behalf of the Department) that could contribute to meeting the Department’s policy data needs. [Guideline 5] Departments should identify the external data holdings that could contribute to meeting the Department’s unmet policy data needs. [Guideline 6] Therefore, an inventory of both internal and external data sources was an essential component of the evidence base for the National Strategy for Research and Data on Children’s Lives. The original inventory was compiled in 2008 and was drawn from both administrative and survey-based datasets that were identified as relevant to the lives of children in Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDATA COLLECTIONen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleOverview of inventory of data sources on children’s livesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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