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3Moons - Spring 2006


3MOONS, Methodology Directorate's quarterly newsletter, provides an overview of methodology in ONS, interviews with staff, and summaries of the projects they are working on.

3Moons - Spring 2006 (116.5 Kb Pdf)


  • Minimising the burden on survey respondents - Survey Control Unit, part of MD’s Quality Centre, seeks to minimise the burden that the Government Statistical Service places on those asked to comply with statistical surveys

  • The EURAREA project and SAE2005 - MD’s Small Area Estimation and Spatial Analysis Centres were well represented at SAE2005, the final project conference of the Eurostat-funded fifth framework EURAREA project, held at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland in August 2005

  • Guidelines for measuring statistical quality - MD’s Quality Centre has developed version 3.0 of the Guidelines for Measuring Statistical Quality

  • Inside MD - all about Statistical Training Unit

  • Future conferences

  • Winter issue winners

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