Things tend to revert back to their typical state over time, so we should be careful not to mistake that for some other trend.
The Centrelink debt recovery system reminds us that many data systems are prone to error, and that's built in to how they work.
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said he thought that Victorians have never felt more unsafe, and that burglaries, assaults and murders are rising year-on-year. Is he right?
Hans Rosling taught us more than just the facts the data presented
The world has lost a fantastic statistician at a time when the communication of facts is crucial.
The ABS' labour force survey is more than 50 years old. We need a new way of measuring employment for a new modes of work.
The Australian Census has been taken since 1911. But is it still necessary in today's world of mass digital data collection?
Is the news media using data journalism properly?
P hacking is manipulating data and research methods to achieve statistical signifiance. And it could be why so many research papers are false.
Turns out the English Premier League is a lot more unpredictable than Spain's La Liga, which could be why it attracts so much funding.
If the response rate to the 2016 Census is lower than expected, it could compromise our ability to draw meaningful information from the data.
Even without a DDoS attack, the 2016 Census may have failed due to the ABS making a rudimentary statistical error.
Census data have a real impact on the lives of Australians, from determining political representation through the distribution of electorates, to the allocation of government funding.
The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.
Evidence shows that in economies like that of Ghana, small firms do fine, but it's the large firms that seem to suffer constraints on their growth in numbers.
The number of members of the House of Representatives is variable. It is a result of a formula given in the Constitution.
Some of the most in-demand ecologists in Africa are specialists in statistics. But this is currently a scarce skill combination in Africa.
By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone.
As the talking heads line up to predict this season's division winners, many are hoping fans will forget their abysmal forecasts for the 2015 season.
If you're looking to win your colleagues' and friends’ respect in a footy tipping competition you can do a whole lot worse than simply tuning out of the countless hours of TV and radio analysis.