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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Data Quality Dimensions

From Malcolm Chisholm: Rethinking the Dimensions of Data Quality.  An important issue.   Consider that data supports analytics, and analytics drives decision making, the loss of quality components can create bad decisions.  How this influence propagates influences both closed and open loop decisions.   As Chisholm writes:  " ... a column asking if the dimensions of data quality, such as accuracy, consistency and timeliness, are real. I pointed out that there are no generally accepted definitions for the dimensions, no generally accepted exhaustive list of them and no generally accepted methodologies for measuring each one. ... " 

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