Chapter 5

DQAF Concepts


This chapter describes the scope of the DQAF: To define a set of measures that enable basic IT stewardship of data, based on objective aspects of the dimensions of quality. The dimensions defined are completeness, timeliness, validity, consistency, and integrity. The related concepts are objects of measurement, assessment categories, and functions of measurement (collect, calculate, compare).

The Problem the DQAF Addresses

The DQAF was originally developed to solve a problem: establishing an approach to data quality measurement that would work across data storage systems, provide measurements meaningful to data consumers, and help improve data quality. This solution required establishing common vocabulary to bridge ...

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