Monday, 25 October 2010

Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

There is an increasing emphasis within Australia, and internationally, on the importance of using good statistical information when making policy decisions. The Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy provides an overview of how data can be used to make well informed policy decisions and includes the following sections :

* What is evidence based decision making?

* How good statistics can enhance the decision making process

* Using statistics for making evidence based decisions

* Data awareness

* Understanding statistical concepts

* Analysing and evaluating statistical information

* Communicating statistical findings

* Evaluating policy outcomes

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