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Official statistics play an important role in society, helping everyone across the UK make better more informed decisions. Key to this is ensuring that our statistics meet the needs of users by being of an acceptable quality whilst ensuring that the methods used to produce our statistics are of high standards.

The methodology section of the website is currently being developed to be a resource that official statistics producers can use to develop their knowledge and understanding of the broad range of methodological approaches used across the GSS.

Tools and Guidance

Information has been provided on the topics listed below in the tabs. These have been categorised under grouped headings of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM).

The 23rd GSS Methodology Symposium was on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at the Westminster Conference Centre. For papers and presentations from the event, and earlier years, see links below.

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As the pages are developed we will carry out user testing to ensure the information provided is easy to find and meets users’ needs. If you would be interested in being involved in this testing, please contact:

Charles Lound – Good Practice Team
0207 592 8643

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Whilst this page continues to be developed with new content, if there’s anything you would particularly like to see on these pages then you can do this by contacting the GSS Website team

You can also join the discussion by joining the GSS Slack network.