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Do you understand your survey non-response rates?

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Response rates to traditional social surveys have been steadily dropping over the last few decades. This can pose a serious issue for those of us responsible for producing estimates of population level characteristics such as household income. What’s the threat? Falling response rates increase the risk of non-response bias, if there are fundamental differences between […]

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Improving statistics on rough sleeping: how BPI helped MHCLG

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The Best Practice and Impact (BPI) division, based at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), provides a range of services for the whole Government Statistical Service (GSS) to help improve government statistics. One service we offer is free consultancy. This can be tailored to any challenges or obstacles that your department faces. Recently, the Quality […]

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Hidden in plain sight

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Two years ago I was nearly killed in a car crash. It was through no fault of my own – a bus decided to pick a fight with my car. This left me with a spine broken in several places and severe spinal damage which will stay with me for life. Along with the health […]

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My journey as an immigrant

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Since starting in Migration and Borders Analysis (MBA), I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my own status as an immigrant. At the MBA awayday at the Migration Museum in Lambeth, we were urged to think about migration stories. It surprised me that I’ve never even considered mine! So, as any good social […]

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Demystifying the Best Practice and Impact team (BPI): my secondment experience

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Why did I participate? When I learnt about this two-week secondment opportunity with the BPI team around the corner (literally!), I wanted to join almost instantly. Before this experience, I had a vague idea of the division’s functions and its place in the organisational structure at the Office for National Statistics. I decided that a […]

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