Sheila Bird, a regular contributor to Straight Statistics on a wide variety of topics and a member of its board, is h
The Department of Work and Pension has been rapped on the knuckles for “serious deficiencies” over statistical claims about the number of people who have never worked (
Ministers in the Department of Work and Pensions have devised a new and cunning way of spinning the statistics in order to make political points.
Sir Gordon Duff’s report on the UK’s organ donor debacle is clear and comprehensive, but characteristically generous in its conclusions.
The Scottish Government has flatly rejected any change in pre-release access to statistics, describing the arguments of the UK Statistics Authority in favour of such a change as specious.
When does management information become official statistics?
How many deaths occurred in England and Wales last week? We don’t know the answer, and that’s understandable.
Two Liberal Democrat MPs have put down an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons welcoming Making Sense of Statistics, the guide published by Straight Statistics and Sense about Scienc