RSS-getstats is the Royal Statistical Society’s campaign to improve how we handle numbers – the practical numbers of daily life, business and policy. Statistics are tools that turn data into information and help us to make better, well-informed decisions. As the supply of data increases, statistical understanding becomes more and more useful, in parliament as among the public at large.
A recent survey of MPs alongside discussion with staff who work with MPs about the statistics encountered in their work, have highlighted areas where training will be valuable.
getstats in parliament seminars are focused on themes which are important to the work of parliament. Cumulatively, they will raise awareness and build understanding of the role of data and statistics. These seminars also set the scene for RSS-getstats organised statistical training workshops aimed at staff working with parliamentarians, supporting committees and working as researchers.
getstats in Parliament Training Schedule 2012
‘Making the most of data’, Workshop 1: 21 November 2012
This workshop for staff in parliament looked at sourcing data and some of the do’s and don’ts of presenting and interpreting data.
For details of the making the ‘Most of Data’ workshop programme, click here.
Further information on ONS resources
Here is a link to the section of the ONS website which helps users to get the most out of their search and provides information on features of the web resources held on the site.
Further information on UK Data Service resource
The UK Data Service website can be found by following this link.
Services which have been integrated to produce the service, and which currently hold content:
Some useful resources
An example of a guide to the IMF international time series (includes introductory video)