Openly accessible

Data quality issues in practice and theory : a cross-cultural example

Firth, Lucy, Mellor, David and Pang, Jenny 2005, Data quality issues in practice and theory : a cross-cultural example, Qualitative research journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 5-14.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
mellor-dataqualityissues-2005.pdf Published version application/pdf 418.41KB 602

Title Data quality issues in practice and theory : a cross-cultural example
Author(s) Firth, Lucy
Mellor, David
Pang, Jenny
Journal name Qualitative research journal
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 14
Publisher Association for Qualitative Research
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1448-0980
Summary Practical considerations and traditions play a substantial role in data collection exercises, often limiting the focus of study to either qualitative or quantitative issues. An industry with a particularly strong quantitative emphasis is the insurance and reinsurance industry, where actuarial decisions are based on detailed and exacting numerical analysis of data that are assumed to be reliable and valid. However, the qualitative investigation of the quality of data in one reinsurance setting reported in this paper shows that where the meanings of the questions asked and of the answers provided are subject to interpretation, the quality of data collected for entry to databases can be poor. While this can be exacerbated in cross-cultural contexts, it is also generally true. Due to the constrained nature of insurance practice, the existence of a range of techniques combining qualitative and quantitative methods is somewhat academic. Therefore, because researchers have the latitude to investigate both qualitative and quantitative factors in the industrial context, a call is made for researchers and industry to work more closely together.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008854

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 497 Abstract Views, 602 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 13 Oct 2008, 15:43:57 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.