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Useful Links

 

UK Statistics Authority: guide to the statistical system, rules and governance
http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
 
UK National Statistics: the publication hub provides a diary of recent and forthcoming statistics. Useful RSS feed available
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/hub/index.html
 
Royal Statistical Society: news, events and publications from the Royal Statistical Society
http://www.rss.org.uk
 
Understanding Uncertainty: risk, chance and probability elegantly explained on the site run by David Spiegelhalter’s Cambridge group
http://wwwunderstandinguncertainty.org
 
More or Less: the website of Radio 4s excellent series on the use and abuse of numbers, created by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot and presented by Tim Harford
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/more_or_less/1628489.stm
 
Risk Research: projects in progress in a university network of researchers interested in the perception of real life risks
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/psych/subsites/understandingrisk/index.html
 
Bad Science: Dr Ben Goldacre’s provocative and fearless take on snake oil salesmen and the iniquities of the media
http://www.badscience.net
 
Better Journalism: the Media Standards Trust promotes excellence in the media
http://www.mediastandardstrust.org/home.aspx
 
Freedom of Information: how to use the FoI Act, news and comment on issues of press freedom
http://www.cfoi.org.uk/
 
 
Press Complaints: the website of the Press Complaints Commission- codes of practice, making a complaint
http://www.pcc.org.uk/
 
Mathematical Thinking: Open University website on understanding numbers
http://open2.net/sciencetechnologynature/maths/menu_statistics.html