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Analysts at the Office for National Statistics are officially excited! We turn data into stories that solve problems, and now whole new kinds of data are becoming available, solving whole new kinds of problems! See how surveys work, how we now use administrative data, how we are integrating Big Data and why we will never know everything.
That's a very good question
How does the council know we need a new school? Simple: the Office for National Statistics knocks on doors and collects that information. Find out how we run good surveys and keep the data safe. With a live interview!
Match me if you can
Government collects data, like tax or driving licences. No need to bother people for interviews! More data, more answers...right? But every department has their own data, and how do we know if it's good for analysis? Find out how we match datasets, ethically and responsibly, what new things they bring, and why we will never know everything.
Big and Beautiful
Why are Amazon so good at suggesting things you might actually like? They learn with every of their millions of daily transactions. Big data is an entirely new source, too big and messy for traditional methods but you can answer entirely new problems. See how we use Big Data and Machine Learning for public good by measuring green space in cities from Google StreetView.