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Writing about statistics

22nd January 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

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

Want more training?

This course is being delivered as part of an event where the Best Practice and Impact division will deliver four popular courses over two days:

  • Introduction to the Code of Practice, Tuesday 21 January, midday to 1:00pm
  • Introduction to data visualisation, Tuesday 21 January, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Introduction to Reproducible Analytical Pipelines, Wednesday 22 January, 10:00am to midday
  • Writing about statistics, Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

How to book:

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact

Please note, this is an expression of interest only at this stage; it is not a guarantee of attendance. We are doing this as we want to avoid it being purely first come first served, and want to give all organisations a fair chance to send representatives. We will confirm by Friday 13 December whether your application has been successful to ensure you have plenty of time to book travel and accommodation (if required).