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Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Foundation course

Description:  This is a two day course, following on from the Government Statistician Group (GSG) induction course. It is intended for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else recruited to the GSG, who have been in post from 6 to 18 months. You should be automatically invited to attend. This course explores […]

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Training category
Government Statistician Group
Type of training
Face to face
Length
Two days
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Manchester

Government Statistician Group (GSG) – Induction course

Description: This course is for Fast Stream Assistant Statisticians, Statistical Officers, Data Scientists and anyone else who has been recruited into the Government Statistician Group (GSG).  The aim of this course is to introduce you to statistics and data science across government and for you to hear first hand about some of the great work […]

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Training category
Government Statistician Group
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
London, Newport, Titchfield, Leeds, Manchester

Infographics workshop

Description: In this discussion workshop we cover key points from the infographic guidance published by the Office for National Statistics and Government Digital Service. As part of this workshop, the hosting department will have a chance to review infographics they have produced and compare them with best practice from across the GSS. Learning outcomes: This […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One hour
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Introducing the Code of Practice for Statistics

Description: This is an introductory session aimed at statistical producers. It covers: how the Code of Practice for Statistics works in practice the UK statistical system the difference between official, National and experimental statistics, and management information case studies to show how the code has been applied in the past Learning outcomes: After attending this […]

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Training category
Code of Practice
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Introduction to data visualisation

Description: This course aims to: provide an overview of good practice in the design and presentation of tables, graphs and maps and the use of colour outline the core principles and theoretical issues in the development of data visualisations explain how people think about data visualisations Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, participants […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
Half day
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Ten things you really need to know about statistics (for non-statisticians)

Description: This workshop is intended for non-statistical professionals. It was designed with policy colleagues from around Whitehall to support the “Statistics and Data Analysis” strand of the Policy Profession Standards. It aims to help colleagues from various professions to work effectively with analysts in their departments. It introduces some key ideas and concepts to help ask […]

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Training category
Working with other professions
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Using social media to communicate statistics

Description: This workshop explores how social media can be used to communicate official statistics. We look at how the GSS currently uses social media, what makes good social media content and how to measure success. Learning outcomes: After attending this workshop, participants will have: developed awareness of the use of social media across the GSS […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Working with users

Description: This workshop investigates ways to identify users of statistics and engage with different communities. It introduces the Office for National Statistics model of ‘user personas’ and explores how this can inform the development of statistical content for various audiences. Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, participants will have had the chance to […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Writing about quality, uncertainty and change

Description: The aim of this workshop is to: explore various approaches for effective communication of quality, uncertainty and change showcase examples of good practice provide an overview of existing guidance from across government and academia enable participants to review one of their statistical publications Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, participants will have: […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination, Quality
Type of training
Face to face
Length
Two hours
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible

Writing about statistics

Description: 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: […]

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Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Length
1 hour 30 minutes
Provider
Good Practice Team
Location
Flexible
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