Data & Analytics

Back to school

The team presenting to a school class

In May I had the opportunity to visit Notley High School to take part in Essex County Council’s career insight day. Being part of this day was very important to me as I remember being a Year 8 myself and knowing little to nothing about the possibilities of ever working in data or research.

A year in Open Data

Happy Open Data Day!! OK, I’m early, the big day isn’t until Saturday 5 March  but we wanted you to have time to get your party hats, balloons and cakes all ready for the weekend (if you needed an excuse …

Ethics in data and research: how does it work in practice?

Many of us will be familiar with the core elements of ethics within data and research, but we need to go one step further and ask ourselves: why are we gathering the data? What purpose will it serve and what impact will it have? To avoid gathering insight in a tokenistic way, we need to be clear about the reasons behind why we are doing it.