Royal Statistical Society - About us
Royal Statistical Society - About us
This video is a short introduction to the RSS - who we are and what we do. It’s an attempt to capture the essence of our work and what we have to offer to our members and supporters. Learn more about us and the benefits of membership at https://www.rss.org.uk RSS - putting data at the heart of t...
Measuring the UK’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Measuring the UK’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
For the first time, all countries are committed to report comparable indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Claudia Wells, Head of Sustainability and Environment at the Office for National Sta...
Sir John Curtice - Viewed through tinted glasses? Public reactions to the Brexit process
Sir John Curtice - Viewed through tinted glasses? Public reactions to the Brexit process
'When the facts change, I change my mind.' That is supposedly what a wise economist should do. Doubtless many statisticians would agree.Trouble is, we may not agree on the facts, a point illustrated by the row during the EU referendum abut the claim that leaving would free up £350m a week that coul...
Barnett Lecture: Analyse problems, not data
Barnett Lecture: Analyse problems, not data
Speaker: Peter Diggle (Lancaster University and Health Data Research UK) A major challenge for the statistics discipline in the twenty-first century is to respond positively to the rise of data science in order to maintain the relevance of statistical method (singular) as an integral component of s...
Discussion - Data Visualization (part 4)
Discussion - Data Visualization (part 4)
This a Discussion video about Data Visualization, from the RSS Conference 2018. You can watch our previous videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi_-RNsPXDTJgBQyFN1E_1FFT6WUZAeD8 Join the RSS: https://www.rss.org.uk/join
Graphics for uncertainty - Data visualization (part 3)
Graphics for uncertainty - Data visualization (part 3)
Speaker: Adrian Bowman - University of Glasgow Graphical methods such as colour shading and animation, which are widely available, can be very effective in communicating uncertainty. In particular, the idea of a ‘density strip’ provides a conceptually simple representation of a distribution and...
Visualization in Bayesian workflow -  Data Visualization (part 2)
Visualization in Bayesian workflow - Data Visualization (part 2)
Speakers: Jonah Gabry - Columbia University, New York Daniel Simpson - University of Toronto Bayesian data analysis is about more than just computing a posterior distribution, and Bayesian visualization is about more than trace plots of Markov chains. Practical Bayesian data anal...
Visualizing spatiotemporal models with virtual reality … - Data visualization (part 1)
Visualizing spatiotemporal models with virtual reality … - Data visualization (part 1)
Speaker: Stefano Castruccio - University of Notre Dame, USA Recent advances in computing hardware and software present an unprecedented opportunity for statisticians who work with data indexed in space and time to visualize, explore and assess the structure of the data and to improve resulting stat...
A comparison of sample survey measures of earnings of English graduates with administrative data
A comparison of sample survey measures of earnings of English graduates with administrative data
Administrative data sets are increasingly used in research because of their excellent coverage and large scale. However, in the UK the use of administrative data on individuals’ earnings, and particularly graduates’ earnings, is novel. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of such data is i...
Sir David Cox - In gentle praise of Significance Tests - Significance tests (part 4)
Sir David Cox - In gentle praise of Significance Tests - Significance tests (part 4)
Intermingled in today’s statistical controversies are some long-standing, but unresolved, disagreements on the nature and principles of statistical methods and the roles for probability in statistical inference and modelling. In reaction to the so-called “replication crisis” in the sciences, s...

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