Dr Neil Smith discusses the benefits and challenges of administrative data.Learn more on High quality insights from complex data sources
Having a master’s degree in economics and experience in the telematics industry, you can understand my excitement to put my knowledge to work on economic methods research when the Methodological Research Hub was established earlier in the year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is committed to addressing the strategic recommendations made in the Independent […]Learn more on Changing VATitudes towards admin data methods
As a new starter to the Office for National Statistics, (ONS) I’m on a mission to grow. One part of that mission is to become a better data scientist by tackling Machine Learning (ML), a branch of data science which focuses on the use of data and algorithms to imitate the way that humans learn. […]Learn more on Chicago machine learning . . . and all that jazz!
“New is always better!”, so says Barney Stinson in the long running comedy ‘How I Met Your Mother’, encouraging his friends to constantly move on and try new things. The joke being that his friend Ted wants nothing more than to find his soulmate and spend the rest of his life with the same person. […]Learn more on New is always better?
Six months ago I joined the Methodological Research Hub in the Office for National Statistics’ Methodology Division, with a focus on developing methods for producing official statistics using administrative data. Coming from a psychology background, my first few weeks were quite difficult – I felt way behind in my statistical knowledge, and I couldn’t imagine […]Learn more on New to the game: statistics, methods, research and me
I have been fortunate to attend several large networking events since I joined the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in February 2021; the Methodology division’s online collaboration events, Analysis in Government month and Civil Service Live, to name a few. These events have provided an invaluable insight into the work going on within my division […]Learn more on Connecting in an age of disruption
The Methodology Division leads on the development and support of statistical and survey methods for Office for National Statistics (ONS) and provides support for the wider Government Statitisical Service (GSS) and beyond. As Principal Statistical Methodologists we jointly lead on demographic methods for the Census and Population Statistics Hub in Methodology. Our work is varied […]Learn more on Measuring errors in data
We live in a society rich in data and the opportunities which this brings. However, to make sure we benefit from these opportunities we need to ensure our research and its methodology can keep up to date with new data sources and our ever evolving user needs. The Methodology Division, in the Office for National […]Learn more on Using administrative data to deliver impactful research
Solving problems, better solutions. The Methodology Division within the Office for National Statistics (ONS) develop methods for working with non-survey data sources, and for integrating non-survey and survey data. Coding qualitative data is a huge part of the work Methodology does. Did you know that there are thousands of different coding languages including Python, R […]Learn more on Lost in translation