Reminder of next week's CSDG below:
THE CAMBRIDGE STATISTICS DISCUSSION GROUP
Tuesday 1st April 2008 7:15 for 7:45
The Large Seminar Room,
Institute of Public Health,
University Forvie Site,
Don't act like a burglar - collecting data on who
lives in a house
Hertfordshire County Council
In this presentation Paul shall describe his role as a
population forecaster at Hertfordshire County Council, and why, in
2002, he was moved to apply to the RSS for funding to carry out a
project to collect data on the ages of residents of recent housing
developments. The process and problems of organising such a survey,
some of the incidents that occurred, and some of the peculiarities of the
general public will be described. The resulting
models will be demonstrated, with some comments on their efficacy,
and some comments about the acceptability of these results generally.
Paul did a first degree with the Open University and trained as a
mathematics teacher in the early 1980s. He worked in
schools and further education colleges, and completed a Master's
degree in mathematics in 1995. In 1996 Paul took a year out to do a
Master's degree in information and knowledge technology, with a view
to a change of career, but returned to teaching until 2001, when he
took up his present post as Senior Property Review Officer
(Demographics) at Hertfordshire County Council. Paul completed a PhD in
the History of Mathematics in 2006. In 2003 Paul was the Royal
Statistical Society Campion Fellow.
Directions: (From Central Cambridge) Turn right off Hills Road into the
Addenbrooke's site then turn left at the hospital roundabout onto Robinson
Way. Follow Robinson Way until you see an access road on the left signed
'Forvie Site' (but note that the sign is on your right). Turn into the
access road and follow signs - first to the Institute and then to the
Large Seminar Room. There is ample car parking. Arrivals after 7:45 can gain
admittance by contacting the secretary on 07761769436.
Provisional Next Meetings:
29th April - Stephen Sharp (MRC Epidemiology Unit) on
'Working as a medical statistician in academia and industry: how do
October - Simon Tavare (Applied Maths & Theoretical Physics).
Supper: Some members eat regularly in the University Centre before
each talk meeting in the downstairs bar at 5-30pm. Feel free to join them.
Subscriptions: of 1 pound are now due for attending the 2007-2008 session.
Secretary: Peter Watson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit,
15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF;telephone 01223 355294 Extension 801;
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Take a look at our website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~peterw/csdg.htm