Statistical Program Design
The specification of the resources required, processes used and description of relevant methodological information about the set of activities undertaken to investigate characteristics of a given Population.
The Statistical Program Design is an objects that provide the operational context in which a set of Business Processes is conducted.
A simple example is where a Statistical Program relates to a single survey, for example, the Labour Force Survey. The Statistical Program will have a series of Statistical Program Design objects that describe the methodology and design used throughout the life of the survey. When a methodological change is made to the survey, a new Statistical Program Design is created to record the details of the new design.