getstats campaign

On the first United Nations World Statistics Day, 20 October 2010, the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) launched a statistical literacy campaign called getstats. The campaign will establish new interventions to support key audiences in developing an interest and awareness in the role of statistics in society, with the aim of changing attitudes and behaviours.

Large amounts of statistical data are used to explain government policy and evaluate the success or othewise of society's institutions. Therefore people with little or no understanding of the application of data and statistics will be increasingly disadvantaged. The getstats campaign seeks to address this by supporting the development of statistical skills in the population at large. 

Project details



Martin Dougherty, Royal Statistical Society

Funding programme:

Open door

Grant amount and duration:


March 2011-February 2013

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