Royal Statistical Society

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 23/08/2011 - 16:15

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RPI vs CPI: the row goes on

Two new contributions to the argument over how the UK measures inflation show that the issue is far from dead. Arcane the argument may be, but its effects are not.  

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 10:39

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Shameful delays in registering the 7/7 deaths

In the London bombings of July 7 2005, 52 people died.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:14

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2011 Census: how private?

How private will the results of the 2011 Census be?  Officially, privacy is absolutely guaranteed under the Census Acts of 1920 and 1990.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 18/05/2010 - 13:03

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Football referees: not nobbled, but biased

How easy would it be for a referee to fix the result of a football match, as the (former) Chairman of the Football Association and of England’s 2018 bid, Lord Triesman, has alleged?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 18/03/2010 - 15:22

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Big changes proposed in pre-release access to statistics

Access to statistics before they are released should be sharply curtailed, the UK Statistics Authority has recommended.

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 21:49

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Improving public trust in statistics

How do the three major political parties plan to improve public trust in official statistics?

Thu, 18/02/2010 - 13:42

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Party leaders urged to use statistics honestly

Play it straight, urges the President of the Royal Statistical Society in a letter to party leaders in advance of the election.

Wed, 20/01/2010 - 11:21

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RSS President to become Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office

Professor Bernard Silverman, the current President of the Royal Statistical Society, has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, it was

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/11/2009 - 11:41

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New parliamentary forum for statistics launched

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics was launched at the House of Lords on November 3.