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Research on the Dimensions of Data Quality

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ID Authors Title Date Published Short Description Pages
1 Diane Strong, Richard Wang Beyond Accuracy: What Data Quality Means to Data Consumers 1996 The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework that captures the aspects of data quality that are important to data consumers. all
2 Craig Fisher Introduction to Information Quality 2011 Introduction to Information Quality with section on dimensions of Data Quality. 49-78
3 Richard Wang, Thomas Allen, Wesley Harris, Stuart Madnick An Information Product Approach For Total Information Awareness-MIT Sloan School of Management, Working Paper 4407-02 11-2002 Discussion about how the right data wasn't available or considered relevant, credible or accurate leading up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Using this as an example, a proposed approach to Total Information Awareness with Quality (TIAQ) is covered in the paper. various
4 Carlo Batini,
Cinzia Cappiello,
Chiara Francalanci,
Andrea Maurino
Methodologies for data quality assessment and improvement 2009 The goal of this article is to provide a systematic and comparative description of such methodologies. Methodologies are compared along several dimensions, including the methodological phases and steps, the strategies and techniques, the data quality dimensions, the types of data, and, finally, the types of information systems
addressed by each methodology. The article concludes with a summary description of each methodology.
5 Larry English Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality: Methods for Reducing Costs and Increasing Profit 1999 Section of his book describing the dimensions of data quality. 141-153
6 Danette McGilvray Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information 2008 Section of his book describing the dimensions of data quality. 30-35
7 Thomas Redman Data Quality For The Information Age 1997 Chapter 13. Dimensions of Data Quality 245-269 (log. 253-275)
8 Various Contributors from DAMA-UK THE SIX PRIMARY DIMENSIONS FOR DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENT- Defining Data Quality Dimensions October, 2013 Article/White Paper n/a (16 pages long)
9 Alexander Borek, Ajith K. Parlikad, Jela Webb, Philip Woodall Total Information Risk Management- Maximizing the Value of Data and Information Assets 2014 Few pages of the book discussing how to use the dimensions of data quality within the TIRM methodology and recommending a list of dimensions to use. 79 (log. 101)
10 Dan Myers The Value of Using the Dimensions of Data Quality 2013 This is a series of five articles on the dimensions of data quality and how much agreement there is among six authors/organizations regarding the definitions of each dimension. ~10
11 David Loshin Enterprise Knowledge Management: The Data Quality Approach. Morgan Kaufmann. 2009 Chapter 5, Dimensions of Data Quality p101-124 (Log. 117-140)
12 Yang W. Lee, Leo L. Pipino, James D. Funk, and Richard Y. Wang Journey to Data Quality, MIT Press 2006 Discussion across various topics various
13 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 25012:2008, Software engineering -- Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) -- Data quality model 2008 "ISO/IEC 25012:2008 defines a general data quality model for data retained in a structured format within a computer system. ISO/IEC 25012:2008 categorizes quality attributes into fifteen characteristics considered by two points of view: inherent and system dependent. Data quality characteristics will be of varying importance and priority to different stakeholders." (ISO Website) n/a
14 Richard Wang, Lisa Guarascio Dimensions of Data Quality- Toward Quality Data by Design 1991   all
15 Larry English To a High IQ! Information Content Quality: Assessing the Quality of the Information Product 2006 English highlights three important 'components' of what he calls IQ Characteristics [Dimensions]. These include: Information Definition Quality, Information Content Quality, Information Presentation Quality. all



Via Daragh O Brien, added DAMA-UK article on the topic of the dimensions of data quality.