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Writing about statistics

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
2 hours
Good Practice Team
Good Practice Team
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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

How to book:

Contact the Good Practice Team.

They can discuss your needs and either arrange a bespoke session for your organisation (the minimum number required is 15 attendees), or look to fit you in on a course that is already planned.

This course can be combined with other courses offered by the Good Practice Team or Quality Centre.

Occasionally we set up training courses as GSS wide events that you can book onto. Take a look at our events page to see what’s available.



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