Statistics

  • Our Statistical System – Building Trust in Statistics

    15th May 2023 by

    Recently I have written about the importance of communicating our statistics. But how are we building trust in statistics with our audiences and meeting the wide range of needs to support analysis. I am going to cover how we approach these topics and how this helps us improve our statistical system. And, I will also...

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  • Published today: Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-2025

    24th March 2023 by

    Today the Scottish Government’s Equality Analysis team were pleased to publish Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-2025. In this blog I’d like to tell you about the strategy and how it was developed. The strategy presents a refreshed vision, and accompanying principles, for equality evidence improvement and an ambitious three-year programme of work to strengthen Scotland’s...

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  • Working as a government statistician – Maike Waldmann

    8th March 2023 by

    Maike Waldmann Profile Photo

    This article has been produced as part of a blog series to spotlight the work of analysts and statisticians across government. In this blog, hear from Maike Waldmann about her work as part of the Poverty and Deprivation Statistics Team. The poverty and deprivation statistics team within the Scottish Government is a team of two,...

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  • Working as a government statistician – Giuliana Giuliani

    8th March 2023 by

    This article has been produced as part of a blog series to spotlight the work of analysts and statisticians across government. In this blog, hear from Giuliana Giuliani about her work on the Scottish Cancer Patient Experience survey. I am an Assistant Statistician in the Health and Social Care division. Since day one, I have...

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  • Working as a government statistician – Esther Roughsedge

    8th March 2023 by

    BBC Scotland 'Who Live in Scotland' footage

    This article has been produced as part of a blog series to spotlight the work of analysts and statisticians across government. In this first blog, hear from Esther Roughsedge about her work in National Records of Scotland on the BBC Scotland Documentary ‘Who lives in Scotland?’ I head the Population and Migration Statistics team at...

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  • January spotlight on statistical work in Scotland

    1st February 2023 by

    Reading Time: 5 minutes In my first blog as Chief Statistician, I spoke about the vital role statistics play in enriching the evidence base. I am passionate about the role statisticians can make to develop better policies for the people of Scotland. In Autumn 2022, I followed up by setting out our mission across the...

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  • Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-2025 – Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement Events

    31st January 2023 by

    Following a busy autumn, the Scottish Government’s Equality Analysis team would like to update on progress towards the development of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy. Equality Analysts have been engaging with a range of stakeholders over the past few months to ensure that the strategy reflects a range of perspectives. The publication of the strategy...

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  • The More We Speak the More Trusted We Become!

    22nd September 2022 by

    In my last blog I promised a packed conference that would challenge our thinking when we get back into the office. And boy! Did the organising team manage that? This was evident from the “Flash Talks” and parallel sessions. They really highlighted the breadth and depth of innovative and impactful work that goes on across...

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  • Becoming Leaders in Statistics

    30th July 2022 by

    We all need to become leaders in statistics. In this blog I look at how we can make that happen, the importance of sharing ideas and how your views are shaping our future planning. Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘Statistical Leadership In the Service of Scotland’ – Official Statistics Conference How can we make more of...

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  • New consultation: Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25

    5th July 2022 by

    On Friday, the Equality Analysis Team launched a consultation on proposals to improve and strengthen Scotland’s equality evidence base over the next three years. These proposals will form the basis of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy. The publication of the strategy will mark the conclusion of the first phase of the Scottish Government’s Equality Data...

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