Humble Scholars of Uncertainty? What distinguishes a graduate statistician

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Thursday 10 October 2019, 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Location CfS Symposium on Training and Education Bayes Centre G.03 Ground Floor The university of Edinburgh

About the event:

RSS strives to develop the skills of the statistical profession and to strengthen the discipline of statistics. It therefore accredits university education and training in statistics. The provision of statistics education has diversified as digital technology has increased the amount and heterogeneity of data available for statistical analysis, and made new forms of analysis possible. Pedagogy has also evolved to focus more on what students learn than simply on curriculum content, and the explosion of personal data now captured makes ethics both more important and more complex. To respond to these changes RSS is revising how it accredits degrees. 


18.00 – 18:30 Registration and refreshments 
18:30 – 19:10 
Ed Humpherson, Director General of Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority will make the case that statistician's most precious possession is their trustworthiness.
19:10 – 19:50 
John MacInnes RSS Vice President (Professional Affairs) will present the draft definition of a graduate statistician that will underpin the new accreditation process.


Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.

This is a joint event with the Centre for Statistics:

Organiser Name Ricky McGowan

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Organising Group(s) RSS Professional Affairs Committee in a joint venture with the Centre for Statistics, University of Edinburgh





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