Blog from July, 2013

This post is an announcement on behalf of Statistics Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands is happy to invite you to the International Methodology Seminar, introducing the new textbook on Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

Statistics Netherlands, CBS-weg 11, Heerlen, Thursday, 12 September 2013.  Programme: 10.00-17.00 hrs

Seminar participation is free of charge

Registration is required, as the number of participants is limited

Participants will receive a 20% discount on the purchase price of the book

This how-to book, as based on the authors’ long-standing experiences (at Statistics Netherlands, Statistics Norway, the UK Office for National Statistics, and the US Census Bureau), integrates the dispersed literature into a process-quality approach, and provides a coherent overview of the business survey process, from planning a survey to dissemination of statistics.

At the Seminar, the authors will provide an overview of issues discussed in this book, including:

  • The business survey production process
  • The business context
  • Dealing with response burden
  • Questionnaire communication and design
  • Business survey communication
  • Capturing, coding and cleaning survey data.

Registration: Send an e-mail to Ger Snijkers ( with your name and affiliation.

More information: For latest information on this seminar, see:

More information on this book is available at

Please, pass this announcement to others who may be interested

CBS flyer.pdf

A UNECE-led task team involving representatives of 13 national and international statistical organizations has drafted a proposal for a project to be presented to the High Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG) in October.  We now seek feedback from all those interested in this area, in order to ensure that the proposal and the eventual project are as effective as possible.

Please use this discussion forum to view the document and give us your comments, or send your feedback by email to with copy to