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"Personal stories from those who know social science data"

We asked data owners, users and advocates to tell us why they value the data and resources we provide. Here's what they told us.


Glen Watson, Office for National Statistics

Glen Watson, Director General of the ONS, explains why a variety of data (including census microdata, business data and social survey data) is important to researchers and analysts, and how the UK Data Service supports the work of the Office for National Statistics.

Fiona Devine, University of Manchester

Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester (formerly Head of School of Social Sciences, 2009-13) talks about the critical role of data in research, her latest BBC project the Great British Class Survey and the role that data play in helping us understand the society we live in.


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