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Writing about statistics

27th November 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Office For National Statistics, 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QQ

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 three popular courses on one day:

  • Introduction to the Code of Practice for Statistics (9:30am to 11:00am)
  • Introduction to Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) (11:30am to 1:00pm)
  • Writing about statistics (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

You can attend all courses, or just the ones that suit you.

How to book:

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

Find out more about the Introduction to the Code of Practice for Statistics and the Introduction to Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) courses being delivered on the same day.