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Foreign Students

The Statistic is, in general, very precise. There are a limited number of uncertainties but their influence on the final result is minimal. The statistic is published with all known information available and no revisions are usually needed.

Overall accuracy

The uncertainty is in general low, because the statistic covers all tertiary education-institutions in Denmark. However there will be exchange students in Denmark who are not covered by the statistic because they have not yet completed their stay.

Sampling error

Not relevant as the survey is a total count.

Non-sampling error

The statistic is fully covered without any datarepeats, especially because these have been removed. The statistic has been evaluated and any found errors have been corrected. There is some uncertainty surrounding the universities report of foreign students.

Quality management

Statistics Denmark follows the recommendations on organisation and management of quality given in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and the implementation guidelines given in the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF). A Working Group on Quality and a central quality assurance function have been established to continuously carry through control of products and processes.

Quality assurance

Statistics Denmark follows the principles in the Code of Practice for European Statistics (CoP) and uses the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (QAF) for the implementation of the principles. This involves continuous decentralized and central control of products and processes based on documentation following international standards. The central quality assurance function reports to the Working Group on Quality. Reports include suggestions for improvement that are assessed, decided and subsequently implemented.

Quality assessment

The uncertainty must in general be looked upon as very low, as data are controlled both at record level, between variables and for consistency as well as development over time.

Data revision - policy

Statistics Denmark revises published figures in accordance with the Revision Policy for Statistics Denmark. The common procedures and principles of the Revision Policy are for some statistics supplemented by a specific revision practice.

Data revision practice

Only final figures are published.