Definition: Objectivity

Category: Quality, Description, Principles; Peer reviews

An attribute confirming that statistics are developed, produced and disseminated in a systematic, reliable and unbiased manner. It implies the use of professional and ethical standards, and that the policies and practices followed are transparent to users and survey respondents. Eurostat, "European Statistics Code of Practice", Luxembourg, 2017
Based on European Union, Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics (Official Journal of the European Union No L 87, 31.3.2009, p.164 - 173)