Sunday, 28 December 2014

Introduction to Scottish Government Statistics, Census data and practical applications - Aberdeen 3rd Dec

The following CPD event was organised by the Aberdeen City Council and held at Aberdeen Grammar School on 3rd December.  The session was jointly presented by Celia Macintyre (National Records of Scotland) and Tom Macintyre (University of Edinburgh).

CPD Programme 2014–2015

Introduction to Scottish Government Statistics, Census data and practical applications


Awareness of availability of official statistics covering a wide range of topics relevant to delivery of social studies teaching.

Interrogating websites to extract statistics for a geographic area, and using these to create presentations and commentary. This will focus on Scotland’s Census website (

Awareness of tools to use in analysing statistics,and generating visualisations.

Expected Outcomes:

Confidence in identifying appropriate information for students to use in project work.

Networks and contacts to use in keeping up to date with the latest information.

About the presenters:

Celia Macintyre is a statistician who has worked extensively on the quality assurance of Census 2011.  Recently she has been working with stakeholders to promote use of Census data through running training workshops, publishing analytical reports and information on data quality issues. 

Tom Macintyre is a lecturer in teacher education with an interest in numeracy, and is involved in a project to promote 'numeracy across learning' with a focus on statistical literacy in the Senior Phase and within National Qualifications across the curriculum; social subjects (including geography) provide an obvious context to promote statistical literacy for learners in the Senior Phase of education.

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