The Workshop is focused on the research, issues, and experiences with activities associated with collecting data from and about businesses in particular and organizations in general. Topics of the workshop cover a broad range of issues, for example:
● Survey issues, such as instrument development and design, collection methods and modes, mixed-mode designs, contact strategies, respondent communication plans and activities, quality issues and total survey errors, use of paradata in business surveys, internal response processes in businesses, response burden, etc. .
● The collection of secondary data sources and big data (e.g. sensor data, GPS data), and quality issues of these data sources.
● New ways and modes of data collection, such as smartphones and tablets, Standard Business Reporting (SBR), XML, XBRL, etc.
● Combining Data from Different Sources and Modes, and the consequences for the production of statistics.