“Don’t believe everything you read in the papers” is a quote often heard throughout society whether it be a piece of celebrity gossip or a hard-to-believe factual article. But is there any value in using information from newspapers, magazines or websites to help understand work or a topic you are about to start?
As sure as eggs is eggs, every person reading this is one year older than they were last year. We all have birthdays. And this is the 1st birthday for this blog. And to begin with I’d like to talk …
I’ve heard many statistical experts exclaim that ‘Statistics is an art!’ This being usually in reference that, like with artistic techniques, there is not one definitive rulebook which details all statistical techniques and how to apply them in every type …
The Essex Centre for Data Analytics combines data with the experience of people and communities across Essex in order to create powerful insight and inform policy decisions. The Data in ecda is much more than a large collection of numbers …
On 26th June colleagues from Essex County Council, Essex Police, and University of Essex took ecda to the Catalyst Conference. This event reflected on the work of the Catalyst Project, showcasing the progress of the collaborative initiatives and highlighting the future potential for analytics in local government. This is the second instalment of the trilogy… ‘PEOPLE’.
In life we perform a series of actions that allow us to achieve a number of different tasks or activities that contribute to an overall goal. Whether it might be taking the food waste out to the green bin, walking the dogs, or even travelling into work. But how many times in an actual day do we reflect???
On 26th June colleagues from Essex County Council, Essex Police, and University of Essex took ecda to the Catalyst Conference. This event reflected on the work of the Catalyst Project, showcasing the progress of the collaborative initiatives and highlighting the future potential for analytics in local government.
Futures Academy has allowed a cohort of people to explore and undertake alternative methods of working instead of traditional ‘go to’, ‘same old’ project team activities.
The last few years of hard work by Essex Partners this week culminated in the official launch of the Essex Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA) at NESTA’s City Data Conference.
As a team we place a great deal of focus of learning. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, and one such chance comes from the LARIA annual conference. Our last blog post talked about the awards we won at the conference. But what else happened there and what did we learn?
Last week some of the team went up to Birmingham for the LARIA Research Impact Awards and conference, and came away with three 'highly commended' awards for the Research and Data teams.