Shaping things to come?: How decisions on statistical disclosure and analysis influenced the debate on Scotland's independence

Authors

  • Jim Cuthbert,

    1. Statisticians/economists. They live in Edinburgh and, while now retired from paid employment, are actively engaged in research on Scotland's economy and public finances. This article is based on a talk they gave, titled ‘The medium is the message’, at a Royal Statistical Society meeting in Edinburgh in March 2014.
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  • Margaret Cuthbert

    1. Statisticians/economists. They live in Edinburgh and, while now retired from paid employment, are actively engaged in research on Scotland's economy and public finances. This article is based on a talk they gave, titled ‘The medium is the message’, at a Royal Statistical Society meeting in Edinburgh in March 2014.
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Abstract

Jim Cuthbert and Margaret Cuthbert share two examples of how the collection, analysis and reporting of data shaped discussions around the Scottish referendum.

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