Statistics User Forum

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The Statistics User Forum (SUF), supported by the Office for National Statistics, aims to be the strategic voice of users of official statistics. The Forum acts as an umbrella organisation for user groups, each of which covers a particular area across the spectrum of official statistics. Through the Forum we enable open and constructive dialogue between users and producers of official statistics and encourage communication across the user community.

CPD opportunity - join the Royal Statistical Society official statistics section committee for 2019-nominations by 14 November latest

  • 1.  CPD opportunity - join the Royal Statistical Society official statistics section committee for 2019-nominations by 14 November latest

    Posted 29-10-2018 08:25

    (sorry for any cross posting)

     

    Everybody

     

    Do you want to influence UK official statistics? Can you help organise meetings about official statistics?

     

    We have two vacancies to be on the committee for 2019, either as ordinary committee members or as Officers, which Fellows can apply for by contacting Amaka Nwagbara ( a.nwagbara@rss.org.uk ) before 14 November.

    The current committee includes academics, members of the GSS and other statisticians. Details of what we do are below and at http://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Get_involved/Sections_and_study_groups/Official_Statistics/RSS/Get_involved/Sections/Official_Statistics.aspx?hkey=f814fcad-9c19-4f35-85ea-56e3d4fff2e3

     

    If you're interested in joining us or want to find out more, please contact our chairperson david matz (david.matz@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk)  asap, outlining your interests and what you will be able to offer.

     

    Eligibility: You need to be an RSS, Fellow, GradStat or CStat  (including via corporate membership)

     

    We do need to finalise nominations to the committee before our AGM on 22nd November, so please let us have nominations before 14th November at the very latest – details below

     

    We look forward to hearing from you

     

     

    David Matz

    On behalf of the RSS Official Statistics committee

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    About us

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    The RSS Official Statistics Section committee arranges a programme of meetings on official statistics as well as contributing to the RSS annual conference. The Section Committee's work also helps support the RSS' National Statistics Advisory Group (where discussion of UK policy for official statistics takes place).

    Remit

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    The aims and objectives of the Section are:

    1. To provide a forum for discussing the collection, quality, dissemination, analysis, and interpretation of official statistics, including methods and findings.

     

    1. To organise regular activities (working jointly with other sections of the RSS where possible) to bring together  producers and a wide range of users of official statistics.

     

    1. The programme of meetings is designed particularly for the following audiences:

     

    • Statisticians working in areas related to official statistics.
    • Researchers who carry out empirical research using official statistics.
    • Users of results of official statistics, for example in the public, private, voluntary and academic sectors, politics and the media.

     

    Events this year have included

     

    22 February 2018
    Introducing the Household Cost Indices,
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/measuring-household-inflation-in-the-uk-introducing-the-household-cost-indices-tickets-42528949232

    9 May
    From start to finish: a framework for the production of small area official statistics
    https://www.statslife.org.uk/events/events-calendar/past-events-2018/eventdetail/1133/-/rss-discussion-meeting-from-start-to-finish-a-framework-for-the-production-of-small-area-official-statistics

    22 Nov

    Data Science for official statistics: the story so far
    https://www.statslife.org.uk/events/events-calendar/past-events-2018/eventdetail/1264/-/data-science-for-official-statistics-the-story-so-far