Methods research papers

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

Author/editor: Kocar, Sebastian

Year published: 2018

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata This paper presents a new global data utility measure, based on a benchmarking approach. Data utility measures assess the utility of anonymised microdata by measuring changes in distributions and their...

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Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Author/editor: Sheppard, Jill

Year published: 2018

This study directly compares survey data on social attitudes collected from an opt-in sample of voter advice application (VAA) users and a randomly recruited, probability-based online panel of respondents. Whereas much research to date has focused on the demographic representativeness of VAA-...

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The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

Author/editor: Pennay, D.W.; Neiger, D.;Lavrakas, P.J.; Borg, K.

Year published: 2018

The pervasiveness of the internet has led to online research, and in particular online research undertaken via non-probability online panels, to become the dominant mode of sampling and data collection used by the Australian market and social research industry. There are broad based concerns that...

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Model of the Australian tax and transfer system: A flexible open-source approach to tax-transfer modelling

Model of the Australian tax and transfer system: A flexible open-source approach to tax-transfer modelling

Author/editor: Taylor, M.

Year published: 2017

This paper introduces a new model of Australia’s tax and transfer system: Model of the Australian Tax and Transfer System (MATTS). MATTS is a suite of Stata commands that provide researchers with the ability to model individual tax and transfer policies. The MATTS suite can be applied to a range of...

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