Data sustainability: broad action areas to develop data systems strategically

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302968
Title:
Data sustainability: broad action areas to develop data systems strategically
Authors:
Hanafin, Sinéad; Brooks, Anne-Marie; Meaney, Bairbre
Journal:
Child Indicators Research
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302968
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
There is an increasing recognition, across multiple sectors, of the importance of understanding and reporting on children’s lives. In order to ensure this can happen in a sustainable way, appropriate systems and processes must be in place. Such systems require a strategic approach to assessing data and research needs, identifying gaps in the knowledge base and setting out a detailed plan to meet those gaps. This paper focuses on meeting data gaps and reports on a broad action areas that emerged in the course of developing a national strategy for research and data on children’s lives. These areas include the collection of additional data, improving analysis, compiling administrative and service data, standardising and harmonising various measures, carrying out comparisons and strategically disseminating findings. When applied in a strategic way, these broad action areas can provide a framework for the development and sustainability of data and research. Concrete examples of individual actions are presented in this paper, highlighting, in particular, the potential for meeting data gaps by making better use of existing information, including survey and administrative data sources.
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; CHILD HEALTH

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHanafin, Sinéaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Anne-Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeaney, Bairbreen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T11:11:47Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T11:11:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302968-
dc.descriptionThere is an increasing recognition, across multiple sectors, of the importance of understanding and reporting on children’s lives. In order to ensure this can happen in a sustainable way, appropriate systems and processes must be in place. Such systems require a strategic approach to assessing data and research needs, identifying gaps in the knowledge base and setting out a detailed plan to meet those gaps. This paper focuses on meeting data gaps and reports on a broad action areas that emerged in the course of developing a national strategy for research and data on children’s lives. These areas include the collection of additional data, improving analysis, compiling administrative and service data, standardising and harmonising various measures, carrying out comparisons and strategically disseminating findings. When applied in a strategic way, these broad action areas can provide a framework for the development and sustainability of data and research. Concrete examples of individual actions are presented in this paper, highlighting, in particular, the potential for meeting data gaps by making better use of existing information, including survey and administrative data sources.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleData sustainability: broad action areas to develop data systems strategicallyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChild Indicators Researchen_GB
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