Event report – Communicating statistics with the media

Written by Oz Flanagan on . Posted in Features-OLD

A perennial gripe for statisticians is the bad reporting and use of statistics in the media. To remedy this, the RSS runs training courses for the media along with our annual Awards for Statistical Excellence in Journalism. In an effort to keep developing the relationship between statisticians and journalists, this event sought to discuss how communication between both camps can be improved.

Event report – The polling inquiry public meeting

Written by Anthony Wells on . Posted in Features-OLD

Last Friday the British Polling Council and Market Research Society inquiry into the polls at the 2015 started rolling. The inquiry team had their first formal meeting in the morning and in the afternoon there was a public meeting, hosted at the RSS and addressed by representatives of most of the main polling companies. It wasn’t a meeting intended to produce answers yet – it was all still very much work in progress, and the inquiry itself isn’t due to report until next March.

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