Wider evidence landscape: How are statistics valued and used in the wider evidence landscape, such as in comparison to privately produced statistics, anecdotal evidence or management information, and what influences this? What sets official statistics apart within the wider evidence landscape, how well is this understood, and how does this influence confidence in them, their use and how they are valued?


To deliver against our vision of statistics that serve the public good, in OSR we describe our work under the headings of how statistics are produced, how they are used, and how they are valued. However, in practice it is natural that elements of our work and interests cut across all of these three areas. Some of the questions we are interested in span multiple areas of our mission (how statistics are produced, used and valued).

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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

Cross cutting interests Office for Statistics Regulations Areas of Research Interest Office for Statistics Regulation

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