Conniffe, Denis. 'Symposium on statistics for policy and research: The views of the statistical council'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXV, Pt. III, 1985/1986, pp11-22
Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXV, Pt. III, 1985/1986
I think I can assume that anyone attending this
symposium is both interested in, and relatively well
informed about, the institutional arrangements for the
collection and publication of official statistics. I will
presume that the broad outline of the Government Paper "A
New Institutional Structure for the Central Statistics
Office", which contains the "Report and Recommendations of
the Statistical Council" as an Appendix, is already familiar
to the attendance. So, in the next section I will only
briefly summarise the main findings of the Council's report
and the corresponding contents of the Government Paper.
However, there are two other topics that I do want to
find time for. The first relates to the general approach
adopted by the Council in preparing its report. The second
concerns the thinking behind some of the points in the
Council's report, especially in regard to recommendations of
the Council that did not find their way into the Government
Paper proper or that are less emphasised in that Paper.
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