Anthony Reuben

is head of statistics for BBC News,

Blog posts in total 2

Posts

  1. The source, the questions asked, the sampling and the methodology behind a survey all need to be checked before a journalist decides if there’s a story in it.

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  2. The weight of number-based news arriving in the inboxes of journalists can be overwhelming, and the impact of a statistic in a story can be huge. Before we report it we have to be confident it deserves that impact.

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