This deck by Laura Dewis supported her talk on better statistics for better decisions at http://power-of-data-2017.swirrl.com/. She highlights the need for statistics to be accessible and interoperable and discusses changes that the Office for National Statistics are making with publishing data.
Office for National Statistics
How statistics lost their power – and why we should
fear what comes next - The Guardian - William Bain
The ability of statistics to accurately represent the
world is declining.
Land transport accidents leading cause of death for 5-
19 year olds
The leading cause of death for both males and females
aged 5-19 was land transport accidents, accounting
for 13% of deaths at this age group. This was more
common among males than females.
3. Accessible explanation
4. International comparisons
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Bristol City, City of Bristol and Bristol, City Of.
Use official lists consistently
Apply established metadata standards
Follow dataset structure definitions eg
Work towards CSV on the Web standards
Make use of RDF to describe relationships
Agree and implement API and URI standards
Sorry Technology, but it’s
not all about you.
1.Develop an editorial policy and guidelines
2.Make time to focus on the fundamentals of
data quality and recognise people for it
3.Build a solid community of good practice in the
4.Capture user needs more regularly and
Engage with the consultation to review the Code of
Practice for Statistics
5 July – 5 October 2017