Official Statistics

The figures that Ministers receive affect the decisions of governments. The figures that are released to the public should accurately reflect the state of the nation. In a time of national belt-tightening public services come under pressure. It is all the more important that the statistics on which official decisions are based are available to all and presented in ways that we can all understand.

Data and the law: Beyond the sweat of the brow: Who owns published data? And what is data?

Joined up justice: Understanding the links between employment, benefits and offending

Where's a teenager when you need one?

  • Author: Andrew McCulloch
  • Published: Apr 16, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Migrants: Where do they come from?

House prices and unemployment: a story of linked fortunes

  • Author: Michael Mernagh
  • Published: Jan 28, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

What effect do moderate gun control laws have on the murder rate?

  • Author: Mark Gius
  • Published: Jan 21, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

The problem with African development statistics

  • Author: Morten Jerven
  • Published: Nov 12, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

Lord Krebs

Syrian chemical warfare: 'Highly likely' or 'Compelling evidence'?

  • Author: Julian Champkin
  • Published: Aug 29, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

Refereeing the abusers of statistics

  • Author: Oz Flanagan
  • Published: Aug 14, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles
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