Report fuels job figures debate
- The statistics corner. Duncan, Joseph W. // Business Economics;Jan1995, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p64
Report on the issues raised during the seminar entitled `Long-term Perspective on International Statistics,' organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI). International statistical needs; Harmonization of statistics among the Economic Union's member nations; Changes in statistical...
- Statistics today. Delamothe, Tony // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/23/89-12/30/89, Vol. 299 Issue 6715, p1543
Focuses on issues attributing to the erosion of public confidence in official statistics in Great Britain. Manipulation and suppression of the release of unfavorable statistic forecasts by the government; Survey on the maligned initiatives of government statisticians; Proposals of establishing...
- The Labor Market: Matching Up the Statistics and the Realities. Shiskin, Julius // Challenge (05775132);Jan/Feb78, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p28
This article presents an interview with Julius Shiskin, Commissioner of Labor Statistics. When asked about the paradox in the area of labor statistics, Shiskin said that There is better sampling methods, better seasonal adjustments, and so on. But it's quite true that there is increasing...
- The incentive to statistical integrity. de Neufville, Judith Innes // Monthly Labor Review;Nov76, Vol. 99 Issue 11, p33
Comments on the integrity of government statisticians. Incentive to do work of good technical quality.
- Why should statisticians pay attention to six sigma? Snee, Ronald D. // Quality Progress;Sep99, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p100
Examines the advantages of Six Sigma and the role of statisticians and quality practitioners in the methodology. Effectiveness of the methodology; Six Sigmas as a strategic business improvement approach; Unique aspects of the approach; Activities for statisticians and quality practitioners.
- Gradgrind's lament. Smith, Jane // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/4/90, Vol. 301 Issue 6746, p254
Reports the recommendations of the Royal Statistical Society for the protection of the official statistics in Great Britain. Integrity of government statisticians in producing reliable statistics; Centralization of the Government Statistical Service; Concern on the impartiality of the...
- Biostatistics in the new millennium: a consulting statistician's perspective. Gehan, E.A. // Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Feb2000, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p3
This article attempts to predict the future for biostatistics and biostatisticians in the twenty-first century. Life will certainly be more complex and there will be growth in population, large corporations, and globalization generally. However, there will continue to be problems relating to...
- Clinical trials in psychiatry: background and statistical perspective. Johnson, T. // Statistical Methods in Medical Research;1998, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p209
There have been many hundreds of studies which have examined the efficacy of different forms of treatment of psychiatric disorders over the past 40 years. This paper presents some background to these studies for statisticians, illustrating and discussing some of the difficult problems which...
- Launch of Official Health Statistics Users Group. Delamothe, Tony // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/24/92, Vol. 305 Issue 6860, p979
Focuses on the launch of Official Health Statistics Users Group by Government Statistical Service in Great Britain. Aim of the group; Collection of statistics for users needs; Cause of user unfriendliness of government statistics.