Authoritative Data Source

November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on Authoritative Data Source»


Definition: A data source is authoritative when it is the one all others rely upon for the official data.

What This Means: Designating the authoritative data source is important to ensure an agency knows what data count. Conflicting data from contrasting periodicities, varying definitions, or different people plague agencies that do not designate their authoritative data sources and insist everyone honor them.


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