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24th GSS Methodology Symposium

17th July 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm
Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

Registration now open

Registration for the Symposium is now open, via this link to Eventbrite.

The Symposium will start at 10:00am. The registration desk will be open in advance from 9:00am.

More data, better statistics

We are sharing and linking more data, transforming data collection systems to centre on the respondent and exploring non-traditional sources. This means we have a greater volume and variety of data for statistics, which presents both opportunities and challenges to extract maximum value and meet the needs of our users.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the Symposium will be

  • Tom Smith, Managing Director, ONS Data Science Campus
  • Rachel Skentelbery, Deputy Director, Head of Methodology at ONS

We will have parallel sessions with presentations on work including:

  • working with large and complex data sets
  • understanding the impact of linking data
  • managing coherence and comparability when data or methods change
  • explaining the quality of statistical products and its role in decision making

Charles Lound

Preparing presentations for the Symposium

There will be eight parallel sessions, four each in the morning and afternoon, each with three presentations of half an hour. (We include a five minute interlude between to allow time to move between rooms.) This half hour includes time for questions and discussion, so we suggest you keep your presentations to around 20-25 minutes.

Do bear in mind that the audience will not necessarily be experts in your area of development. They will typically not know about the context for your work nor why the changes you are exploring might make a difference. So it is important to set the scene and focus on what you were working on, and why, how you approached that and addressed any challenges, and your conclusions.

We suggest GSS presenters use the GSS template with a white background. For  others, please use a presentation with a white background and a strongly contrasting text colour.