Methodology related to coronavirus (covid-19)

  • COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey: methods and further information

    Methodology | Released on 17 December 2020

    This methodology guide is intended to provide information on the methods used to collect the data, process it, and calculate the statistics produced from the COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey (SIS).

    Keywords: Coronavirus, schools, pupils, infection, staff

  • Online weekly price changes methodology

    Methodology | Released on 4 November 2020

    Latest quality and methodology information for online price indices for a selection of food and drink products from several large UK retailers. These are experimental data created as part of the faster indicators release in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Keywords: corona virus, COVID19, COVID 19, web scraping, faster indicators

  • COVID-19 Infection Survey (Pilot): methods and further information

    Methodology | Released on 21 September 2020

    This methodology guide is intended to provide information on the methods used to collect the data, process it, and calculate the statistics produced from the COVID-19 Infection Survey (pilot).

    Keywords: coronavirus, corona virus, COVID 19, COVID19, coronovirus, infection

  • Online price changes for high-demand products methodology

    Methodology | Released on 10 September 2020

    Latest quality and methodology information for online price indices for high-demand products from several, large UK retailers. These are experimental data created as part of the faster indicators release in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Keywords: corona virus, COVID19, COVID 19, web-scraping, high-demand goods, faster indicators

  • Using Adzuna data to derive an indicator of weekly vacancies: Experimental Statistics

    Methodology | Released on 13 August 2020

    Methodology information for online job advert indices covering the UK job market. These are experimental data created as part of the latest indicators release in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Keywords: Labour market, COVID 19, COVID19, corona virus

  • Cancer survival statistical bulletins QMI

    Methodology | Released on 12 August 2019

    Quality and Methodology Information for the cancer survival statistical bulletins, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: common cancers, survival estimates, age standardised

  • Quality assurance of administrative data used in cancer registrations and cancer survival statistics

    Methodology | Released on 3 July 2019

    Investigation of the administrative data sources used in the production of cancer survival statistics for England. In partnership with Public Health England, we publish several statistical bulletins on cancer survival each year.

    Keywords: Age standardised, Common cancers, Survival estimates, QAAD, Cancer statistics

  • A Government Statistical Service perspective on official estimates of calorie consumption: 2019 update

    Methodology | Released on 25 June 2019

    This is an update to the response that the Government Statistical Service provided to the Behavioural Insight Team on shortcomings with official statistics on calorie intake published in August 2018.

    Keywords: calories, diet, food, methodology

  • Cancer statistics explained: different data sources and when they should be used

    Methodology | Released on 24 May 2019

    An overview of the cancer statistics produced by Public Health England (PHE) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS), including strengths and limitations, when each should be used, and the differences between them.

    Keywords: quality, methodology, cancer survival estimates, stage at diagnosis

  • The impact of updating cancer survival methodologies for national estimates, 2019

    Methodology | Released on 14 January 2019

    Changes that have been made to the methodology for cancer survival in adults (aged 15 to 99 years)

    Keywords: smoothed life tables, net-survival, national, England, complete approach