Statistics

Congressional Briefing on social surveys and statistics (American Academy of Political and Social Science)
Academic Funding
May 7, 2013

Congressional Briefing on social surveys and statistics (American Academy of Political and Social Science)

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The Nonresponse Challenge to Surveys and Statistics
Academic Funding
May 7, 2013

The Nonresponse Challenge to Surveys and Statistics

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Gathering Data for Policy Makers, Business and the Public
Academic Funding
May 5, 2013

Gathering Data for Policy Makers, Business and the Public

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Stand Out and Be Counted: Quantitative Skills
Career
May 2, 2013

Stand Out and Be Counted: Quantitative Skills

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Using Quantitative Skills in the Third Sector

Using Quantitative Skills in the Third Sector

Quantitative Skills (QS) give ‘empirical grit’ to the work of charities and third sector organisations. Here, Sharon Witherspoon, Director of the Nuffield Foundation and 2011 Winner of the British Academy President’s Medal and Aleks Collingwood, Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, explain how QS have been crucial to their careers.

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Using Quantitative Skills in Journalism

Using Quantitative Skills in Journalism

Quantitative Skills can give you an edge and enable you to source stories from within data sets and critically engage with ‘evidence’ from politicians! Find out more from the Guardian DataBlog Editor and a BBC Business Reporter.

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Using Quantitative Skills in Business

Using Quantitative Skills in Business

Quantitative Skills (QS) can make you highly employable across many industries. Find out from these two entrepreneurs how their QS helped them succeed in the private sector.

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The Formula

The Formula

How an equation cooked up by Mussolini’s numbers guy came to define how we think about inequality—from Occupy Wall Street to the World Bank to the billionaires at Davos—and why it’s time to find a new way of looking at the numbers.

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Numerical indigestion: how much data is really good for us?

Numerical indigestion: how much data is really good for us?

We are swimming in ‘big data’ and despite their performances as advocates of data freedom, policymakers don’t seem to bear any responsibility for educating the public on how to read it.

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Big Data: Benefit to Society, or Drowning in a Data Deluge?

Big Data: Benefit to Society, or Drowning in a Data Deluge?

With larger data sets offering researchers the potential to look at more subtle interactions, big data is becoming increasingly valuable to social sciences, yet challenges remain.

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Playing the numbers game in policy

Playing the numbers game in policy

The statistical illiteracy of the population – including policy-makers – was the subject of a discussion at the British Library on 13 […]

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Statistics: because you’re worth it

Statistics: because you’re worth it

I’m a member of a university (the University of Southampton) which forces its budding social scientists through two courses in statistics.  This […]

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