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Posts Tagged ‘office for national statiistics’

Mapping people from Areas of Deprivation using Google Fusion tables


Gateway Family Services are a community Interest Company in Birmingham that work with people that need help from communities across Birmingham, Communities that fall in areas of deprivation. However as well as providing support to people in need in these areas they also actively employ staff and volunteers from them too. But how can they […]

Deciphering Data from the Department of Transport About Accidents in your Neighbourhood


I’m currently attempting to write a post about how data can be used for a community campaign. I’m looking at what data is available to someone who who would like to campaign for a pedestrian crossing outside a school. Thinking practically – where would I start if I were really going to do this –  […]

Can or Should Community Groups Standardise Surveys for Comparing Data?


The other day while I was looking for survey tools for BOSF I came across a page on the Office for National Statistic (ONS) website with guideline on the standardisation for collecting data for Goverment surveys. By standardising collection methods it is easier for users to draw clearer and more robust comparisons between data sources. There are […]