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Writing about statistics

12th December 2019 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Office For National Statistics, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8XG

Course details:

This workshop provides guidance on how to write about statistics effectively, drawing on good and bad examples from across the GSS and beyond.

It covers the key components of statistical commentary, such as:

  • titles
  • main points
  • context and interpretation
  • use of plain English

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will have:

  • understood the components of good commentary
  • discovered tips on how to tell a statistical story effectively
  • become aware of resources available to improve writing style and accessibility

Make a day of it!

This course is being delivered as part of an event where the Best Practice and Impact division will deliver two popular courses on one day:

  • Introduction to data visualisation (9:00am to 12:30pm)
  • Writing about statistics (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

You can attend both courses, or just the one that suits you.

There are limited places for these courses and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

How to book:

If you are interested in attending the Writing about statistics course please contact

Find out more about the Introduction to data visualisation course being delivered on the same day.