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Oct
2011

The Art of Asking Questions

An interesting pair of polls appeared over the weekend that intended to reflect public opinion on the Government’s policy on Libya. However, it's important to find out what exactly was asked when reading about survey results as the phrasing and structure of a survey question can affect the results.

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Jun
2011

Statisticians Are Key to Business Growth and Innovation

Analysing large data sets will become a key basis of competition, says a new report published last week. In the same way that they have always sought professional accounting and legal advice, many industries now see statistical consultancy firms as crucial partners in driving growth and stimulating innovation.

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Mar
2011

Mobile Phone App’s Are In, but High-heeled Sensible Shoes Are Out!

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced today the new basis on which they will be calculating the consumer and retail price indices (CPI and RPI). These indices were first produced in 1948 and are revised each year to provide an indication of the change in price from year to year of the sorts of things that most of us buy on a regular basis.

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