Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society)
Опубликовано на портале: 11-09-2003Roger Davidson Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society). 1995. Vol. Vol. 158. No. 1.. P. pp. 165-173.
This paper explores some of the social and economic forces shaping the development of official labour statistics in Britain a century ago. It examines the competing fears and ideologies that fuelled the demand for intelligence about the labour market and the major constraints on its provision, such as Treasury control, industrial resistance and the lack of co-ordination between the statistical branches of government. The broader impact of official labour statistics on social politics is discussed in both a British and an international context, with particular reference to the problems of industrial unrest, unemployment and low income destitution. The paper uses a historical perspective to demonstrate the continuing significance of past investigations to British labour statistics.
Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003Eric J. Thompson Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society). 1995. Vol. Vol. 158. No. 2. . P. pp. 203-240..
This paper describes the 1991 census in England and Wales: how it was planned and implemented and how its results are being assessed. The description brings out the trade-offs that are necessary in undertaking a census, and some respects in which plans for a census in 2001 will need to take account of experience of that in 1991.
What is Statistics? [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 11-09-2003David J. Bartholomew Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society). 1995. Vol. Vol. 158. No. 1. . P. pp. 1-20..
Definitions of statistics abound but many fail to capture adequately the essential interplay of data and theory. It is argued that the ubiquity of variability and uncertainty, which characterize a statistical problem, establish the subject as a major player in science and all rational enquiry. Emphasis is placed on the breadth and unity of the subject and questions are raised for the Royal Statistical Society about its balance, publications and role in education
Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003Bill McLennan Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society). 1995. Vol. Vol. 158. No. 3. . P. pp. 467-489..
Since the early 1990s significant developments have occurred in official statistics, including new responsibilities, structures, collections, outputs and policies, and these will be described briefly for each of these separate but related roles. Similarly, many challenges remain relating mainly to effectiveness and cohesion which will be canvassed, together with the plans which are in hand to move the UK official statistical system forwards. The paper also comments on the international dimension of official statistics work, emphasizing in particular current developments with the European statistical system. The future for UK statistics is full of promise and challenges, and the author expresses his confidence that the Government Statistical Service will respond positively.