Qualitative Business Surveys: Signal or Noise?

Silvia Lui, James Mitchell, Martin Weale

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Abstract

The paper identifies the information content at the firm level of qualitative business survey data by examining the consistency between these data and the quantitative data that are provided by the same respondents to the UK's Office for National Statistics in official surveys. Since the qualitative data are published ahead of the quantitative data the paper then assesses the ability of the qualitative data to predict the firm level quantitative data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-348
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society
Volume174
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • LEVEL SURVEY DATA
  • PERFORMANCE
  • MODEL

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