Сведения о доходах и имуществе российских региональных политиков: пилотаж и оценка качества административных данных

Translated title of the contribution: Russian regional politicians’ income and property declarations: A pilot study and quality assessment of administrative data

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Abstract

The article presents the experience of converting non-targeted administrative data into research data, using as an example data on the income and property of deputies from local legislative bodies of the Russian Federation for 2019, collected as part of anti-corruption operations. This particular empirical fragment was selected for the pilot study of administrative data, which includes assessing the possibility of integrating scattered fragments of information into a single database, assessing quality of data and their relevance for solving research problems, particularly analysis of high-income strata and the apparent trends towards individualization of private property. The system of indicators for assessing data quality includes their timeliness, availability, interpretability, reliability, comparability, coherence, errors of representation and measurement, and relevance. In the case of the data set in question, measurement errors are more common than representation errors. Overall the article emphasizes the notion that introducing new non-target data into circulation requires their preliminary testing, while data quality assessment becomes distributed both in time and between different subjects. The transition from created data to “obtained” data shifts the functions of evaluating its quality from the researcher-creator to the researcher-user. And though in this case data quality is in part ensured by the legal support for their production, the transformation of administrative data into research data involves assessing a variety of quality measurements — from availability to uniformity and accuracy.

Translated title of the contributionRussian regional politicians’ income and property declarations: A pilot study and quality assessment of administrative data
Original languageRussian
Article number1
Pages (from-to)8-34
Number of pages27
JournalSotsiologicheskiy Zhurnal
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Administrative data
  • Data quality
  • Measurement errors
  • Pilot study of administrative data
  • Representation errors

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 5.04 SOCIOLOGY

State classification of scientific and technological information

  • 04 SOCIOLOGY

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