For the full story on the latest research on eating red meat go to NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/03march/Pages/red-meat-diet-death-risk.aspx This sets out in scrupulous detail what the new research says and what it means.
Better than expected?: how does stats education in English schools compare with ‘high performing’ countries, such as Finland and Singapore? According to this research DFE-RR178, better than might have been expected, with a detailed breakdown here DFE-RR178-Annexes
Telling the story about poverty: the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has put out a guide for journalists on how to report poverty
For teachers the ESRC has produced useful guides to finding and analysing data Data resource section three_tcm20-19821 Data resource section one_tcm20-19817 Data resource complete_tcm20-19818 Data resource section two_tcm20-19819
Data Visualisation: here is a useful collection of links
The Open Data Manual discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. ’This book explains the basic concepts, especially in relation to government. It covers how open data creates value and positively impacts many different areas. In addition to the background, the manual also provides concrete information on how to produce open data.’
Management consultants pose as gurus but sometimes their reputation for influence is merited. A McKinsey report in 2011 on the future of data analysis – its commercial potential – has since been much cited especially its predictions about the burgeoning market for people with data skills.
Crime and Justice. The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies published a list of ‘myths’ in crimincal justice, many of which rest on misunderstood data