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Az adathozzáférés és felhasználás nemzetközi gyakorlatai
Data Accessibility in an International Context

Author(s): Krisztián Széll
Subject(s): Public Law, International relations/trade, Evaluation research, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: data access; data collection; indicators; development; evaluation;

Summary/Abstract: The study explores the possibilities of data accessibility and the practices of using data in an Anglo-Saxon (England) and in a Scandinavian country (Sweden). The paper tries to answer the following questions: (1) What are the purposes of data collection and indicator development? (2) What level and content of data are collected in order to attain goals? (3) What accessibility is provided regarding databases for stakeholders and publicity? Experience shows that besides budget planning and education administration aspects, research, development and assessment factors are also emphasized among data collection and indicator development aims. National data systems that have a unified set of principles and a history of data collection looking back several decades mainly gather individual-level data. So the opportunity – and the intent – to integrate anonymized data is given, though developed data systems do put great emphasis on the balance between data protection and data accessibility. All in all, creation and social acceptance of the principles of data collection and accessibility strengthen the aim-assigned and extensive use of data.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 62-72
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian