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The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is one of the world's most distinguished and renowned statistical societies. It is a learned society for statistics, a professional body for statisticians and a charity which promotes statistics, data and evidence for the public good. It was founded in 1834 as the Statistical Society of London and became the Royal Statistical Society by Royal Charter in 1887. Today the Society has more than 6000 members around the world, of whom some 1250 are professionally qualified as Chartered Statistician. The RSS is active in a wide range of areas both directly and indirectly relevant to the study and application of statistics.

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is one of the world's most distinguished and renowned statistical societies. It is a learned society for statistics, a professional body for statisticians and a charity which promotes statistics, data and evidence for the public good. It was founded in 1834 as the Statistical Society of London and became the Royal Statistical Society by Royal Charter in 1887. Today the Society has more than 6000 members around the world, of whom some 1250 are professionally qualified as Chartered Statistician. The RSS is active in a wide range of areas both directly and indirectly relevant to the study and application of statistics.
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The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is one of the world's most distinguished and renowned statistical societies. It is a learned society for statistics, a professional body for statisticians and a charity which promotes statistics, data and evidence for the public good. It was founded in 1834 as the Statistical Society of London and became the Royal Statistical Society by Royal Charter in 1887. Today the Society has more than 6000 members around the world, of whom some 1250 are professionally qualified as Chartered Statistician. The RSS is active in a wide range of areas both directly and indirectly relevant to the study and application of statistics.

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Episodes

A Bayesian Analysis Of Animal Movement Data

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley speaks to Colin Gillespie from Newcastle University about his modelling of sheep flocking.

Duration:00:03:41

An Analysis Of Patient Outcomes From Listing For A Lung Transplant

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley speaks to Rachel Hogg about the work she does as a statistician at NHS Blood and Transplant, as part of the team looking into the reasons why mortality rates for patients on the lung transplant list are so high and how better patient care can be delivered.

Duration:00:07:16

Analytical Challenges Of Harmonising Diverse Datasets

11/13/2019
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Jen Rogers interviews Amy-Jayne McKnight to discuss the challenges associated with genomic data. We consider how data is captured, processed, and then analysed and AJ outlines the challenges presented by sources of variability.

Duration:00:10:25

Tweet All About It! The Rise Of #Stats Twitter

11/13/2019
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Brian Tarran, editor of Significance (www.significancemagazine.com), talks to Darren Dahly (University College Cork) and Maarten van Smeden (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum) about Twitter and the role the social media platform can play in supporting and developing a statistical career – from finding research collaborators to critiquing papers and everything in between.

Duration:00:16:27

The Future Of Statistics And Statistics Education

11/13/2019
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Brian Tarran, editor of Significance (www.significancemagazine.com), interviews John MacInnes (http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/macinnes_john), chair of the Royal Statistical Society Professional Affairs Committee and professor of sociology at the University of Edinburgh. They discuss the changing forms that statistics is taking in the era of data abundance and the ethical challenges this gives rise to.

Duration:00:13:03

The Social Metrics Commission's New Measure Of Poverty For The UK

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley interviews Guy Miscampbell, technical lead at the Social Metrics Commission, on the innovations and methodology behind the Commission’s new measure of poverty for the UK. To read more about the Social Metrics Commission’s work go to: https://socialmetricscommission.org.uk/ https://twitter.com/socmetricscomm

Duration:00:14:49

Synthetic Data- A Real Solution To The Privacy Problem

11/13/2019
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Brian Tarran, editor of Significance (www.significancemagazine.com), interviews James Tucker, head of the Quality Centre and Methodology Advisory Service at the Office for National Statistics, about respondent confidentiality, and data privacy and protection. They discuss new threats to privacy such as linkage attacks, and how the creation and release of synthetic data sets can help protect respondents while still supporting evidence-based decision making.

Duration:00:09:26

Statistics To Ensure Improved Welfare For Ethnic Minorities

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley interviews Kevin Johanson, from the Expert Group on Sámi Statistics based in Norway, on how the group is working on developing statistics on the Sámi people and how these statistics can lead to better policymaking.

Duration:00:08:28

Predictive Maintenance - Algorithms And Engineers

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley interviews David Smallbone, from the RSS Business & Industrial Section on what exactly is predictive maintenance and the challenges and opportunities it brings. To find out more about the RSS Business and Industrial Section go to: https://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Get_involved/Sections/Business_and_Industrial_Section.aspx?WebsiteKey=bc86df55-c2ae-4d73-8450-66ecc8988ded&hkey=c49e7196-fb1a-4c1d-8259-7c2f6c51e474

Duration:00:06:29

Predicting And Preparing For Future Sea Level Rise

11/13/2019
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Brian Tarran, editor of Significance (www.significancemagazine.com), interviews Thordis L. Thorarinsdottir (https://www.nr.no/~thordis/), chief research scientist of the Norwegian Computing Center, about predicting future sea level rise, dealing with uncertainty in predictions, and advising policy makers on how to prepare for a changing world. For more on this topic, read: “How to save Bergen from the sea? Decisions under uncertainty”, by Peter Guttorp and Thordis L. Thorarinsdottir...

Duration:00:09:44

Neighbourhood Change 1971 - 2011

11/13/2019
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How have neighbourhoods changed over the past few decades? Sara McDonnell spoke to Professor Chris Lloyd of Queen’s University Belfast about his research that has brought new perspectives on how local communities in Britain have changed, using data from the last five censuses. See PopChange population grids for Britain, 1971-2011 at http://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/852498/

Duration:00:13:32

Minimising Food Waste By Adapting Growing Programmes To The Weather

11/13/2019
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Can statistics make your salad taste better? Sara McDonnell spoke to Iain Flint of G’s Growers about the IceCAM project, which helps to minimise food waste by adapting the growing programmes of iceberg lettuces according to weather predictions. Find out more about G’s at gs-fresh.com or email info@gs-fresh.com. https://www.gs-growers.com/

Duration:00:09:16

In Sport, How Do We Decide Whos Best

11/13/2019
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Brian Tarran, editor of Significance (www.significancemagazine.com), interviews Lancaster University’s Harry Spearing (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/~spearing/) about the application of extreme value theory to the ranking of Olympic swimmers, as well as ranking in sports more generally.

Duration:00:07:43

Bridging Public Understanding Of Health And Data Sharing

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley interviews Debbie Keatley, from use MY data about the group’s aims and the benefits of sharing health data to improve patient outcomes. To find out more about use MY data go to: http://www.usemydata.org/

Duration:00:07:04

Assessing Spaed Rankings With Application To Predicting The Premier League

11/13/2019
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Sara McDonnell talked to Professor David Firth of the University of Warwick about ‘spaed rankings’ and how they have been performing when predicting Premier League football end-of-season standings.

Duration:00:07:33

Statistics To Ensure Improved Welfare For Ethnic Minorities

11/13/2019
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Mags Wiley interviews Kevin Johanson, from the Expert Group on Sámi Statistics based in Norway, on how the group is working on developing statistics on the Sámi people and how these statistics can lead to better policymaking.

Duration:00:08:28

Professor Deborah Ashby - RSS President's Address

8/6/2019
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Professor Deborah Ashby gave her RSS President's Address on 25th June 2019 in London. We caught up with Deborah to talk about her statistical background, her career in medical statistics and why growing capacity to use data for society is a particular passion of hers.

Duration:00:20:21

Martin Bland

4/2/2019
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Martin Bland, Emeritus Professor of Health Statistics from the University of York, shares stories from his statistical journey and friendship with the celebrated medical statistician Doug Altman, who sadly passed away in 2018. Doug Altman is considered by many to have contributed more than any other statistician to improving the evidence for clinical practice. A world-leading expert on health research methodology and reporting, Doug was director for the Centre for Statistics in Medicine and...

Duration:00:39:25

Emerging Threats

1/5/2018
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Emerging Threats by Royal Statistical Society

Duration:00:54:44