Brief review of revisions and corrections policies for official statistics

In my earlier post on the importance of tracking updates to datasets I noted that the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice includes a requirement that publishers of official statistics must publish a policy that describes their approach to revisions and corrections. See 3.9 in┬áT3: Orderly Release, which states: "Scheduled revisions or unscheduled corrections to … Continue reading Brief review of revisions and corrections policies for official statistics

The importance of tracking dataset retractions and updates

There are lots of recent examples of researchers collecting and releasing datasets which end up raising serious ethical and legal concerns. The IBM facial recognition dataset being just one example that springs to mind. I read an interesting post exploring how facial recognition datasets are being widely used despite being taken down due to ethical … Continue reading The importance of tracking dataset retractions and updates

Consulting Spreadsheet Detective, Season 1

I was very pleased to announce my new TV series today, loosely based on real events. More details here in the official press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coming to all major streaming services in 2021 will be the exciting new series: "Turning the Tables". Exploring the murky corporate world of poorly formatted spreadsheets and nefarious … Continue reading Consulting Spreadsheet Detective, Season 1