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Improving the quality of our statistics

The methodology sections detail the specific work being done on individual products, and general work being done in ONS, and across the GSS.

The quality sections details the work being done to measure the quality of published statistics.

- General methodology
Covers general principles and processes leading up to production of our statistics, and details the progress of ONS methodologists on a collection of work programmes aimed at improving our techniques.

- Specific methodology
Information behind some of our key statistics. Includes bulletins, notes, papers, reports, guides, investigations, revision explanations and feasibility studies.

- Quality
About the work ONS is undertaking to monitor the quality of published statistics, and develop improvements to existing data.

- National Statistics Methodology Advisory Committee
A forum for government and non-government statisticians to talk and build beneficial professional links.

- Government Statistical Service Methodology Conference
Papers from the annual conference of GSS methodologists.

- Census methodology
Includes documentation covering methodological work leading up to Census 2001, and preparatory work for the 2011 Census.


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