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Analytical Guidance Library

The analytical guidance library, developed by a working group of the network, is now available to all.

Click here to access the library

SOA Indicator Support

If you are involved in your CPP's Single Outcome Agreement and would like support or advice in selecting, accessing, interpreting or reporting on indicators, you can either email or phone us on 0131 244 0443, and we may be able to help.

Quick Links

Statistics Methodology Glossary

A quick reference for anyone who may not be familiar with statistical methodologies.

Click here to access the Glossary

Public Sector Analysts Network - Workshops

The aims of the Network are met through demand-led local workshops. Network members decide what workshops would be of most value and how they should be run. Members contribute to the arrangements for workshops local to their area with support from Scottish Government.

Workshops could be on any methodological or cross-cutting issue, such as presenting data, making the most of administrative data, understanding the Scottish Index of Multiiple Deprivation, Scottish neighbourhood Statistics, or anything else.

The workshops that have previously been run by members of the Analytst Network have been very sucessful and received good feedback. The network needs members to provide suggestion for topic coverage and help facilitate these events.

Are there issues in your area that you would like to be covered by a workshop?

Could you provide a workshop or presentation for other network members?

Please email us with any suggestions or questions.

Use the links on the left to see the current programme of workshops as well as the materials from past workshops.

Workshop Topics

Possible Workshop Topics

Workhops on the topics below could be offered to Network members. If you would like to suggest a workshop is run on an additional topic or would like to offer to facilitate, host and / or present at a workshop please get in touch. Email the network at: Analysts.Network@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Workshop topics:

Sampling and Design Effects

Performance Monitoring

Making use of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

Questionnaire design and Harmonised Questions

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

An introduction to VBA coding for Microsoft Excel

No dates or venues have been set for any of the above workshops, please email Analysts.Network@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk if you would be interested in attending any of these workshops. We would be very interested to hear from you if you may be able to provide venues for any these workshops.

Remember all materials and feedback from past workshops are available on the network website. There is a good chance we may be able to re-run any of these workshops if there is sufficient interest from network members.

Possible Future Workshops

Current Suggestions sent to Analysts Network:

"I am writing to let you know that I'd be interesting in attending both the projections workshop and the data protection workshop if these were offered on a different date in Glasgow or Edinburgh (or the surrounding areas)."

"I would be interested in attending a similar event [ Data Access, Data Sharing & Data Protection Workshop] in a different location, preferably Glasgow."

"I wondered if you were planning to run this seminar [ Understanding Economic Statistics] again?"

"If you plan on holding this [ Interpreting the SIMD] again, then I would be interested in attending."

  • Do you agree with any of the comments?
  • Can you help make any of these suggestions happen?
  • Would you be able to give a presentation on any of the topics mentioned above?
  • Is there a topic you would like to see covered by a network workshop?

Please email us with any comments or suggestions

Seminars, Conferences and Training Opportunities

If you are aware of a seminar, conference or training event that may be of interest to network members please email us with details.

Materials from 2013 Workshops

Materials from 2011 Workshops

Materials From 2010 Workshops

Materials From 2009 Workshops