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Nigel Hawkes :: Mon 10th Jan 2011

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Local authorities strapped for cash are aiming to cut their library budgets, an unpopular but, they say, unavoidable

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Nigel Hawkes :: Wed 5th Jan 2011

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Nigel Hawkes :: Fri 31st Dec 2010

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Nigel Hawkes :: Fri 31st Dec 2010

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Sheila Bird honoured

Sheila Bird, a regular contributor to Straight Statistics on a wide variety of topics and a member of its board, is h

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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue 21st Dec 2010

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Picking apart Lib Dem support among the young

Today’s Guardian poll report acknowledges the point made

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Nigel Hawkes :: Mon 20th Dec 2010

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Miscalculating New York City's bedrooms

Statistics can give a story an air of conviction – but they had better be the right ones, as this cautionary

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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue 14th Dec 2010

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Using data.gov: how transparent?

There’s an interesting discussion on the data.gov website about the accessibility of the data available.

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Comments (1) :: Last comment Fri 17th Dec 2010

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue 14th Dec 2010

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Misreading life expectancy

 Readers of blogs on The Economist’s website might expect an understanding of what life expectancy means.

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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue 7th Dec 2010

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Burying the bad news about SATs

The Sutton Trust has long backed the use of additional tests, such as US-style Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs), as a means of assessing students for university places.

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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue 7th Dec 2010

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Funny figuring on the cost of human rights’ legislation

The Taxpayers’ Alliance claims today that adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights has cost the UK £17.3

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Comments (1) :: Last comment Mon 13th Dec 2010