03.05.2019.

COMUNIKOS project: conclusions of the Working Group on Methodology

COMmunicating UNcertainty In Key Official Statistics (COMUNIKOS) was presented at the 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Methodology, held in Luxembourg on 8 April 2019: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/4th-meeting-08-april-2019-luxembourg_en.

The Working Group welcomes the initiative, in particular its focus on communication aspects and the way the social media (https://twitter.com/comunikos) and LinkedIn will be used to disseminate the results. The group took note of the state of play of the project and emphasised its orientation towards new sources, the visualisation techniques and communicating the uncertainties of the final output.

COMUNIKOS is an Eurostat research initiative, implemented with the support of GOPA, aiming to conduct a review of the current practices in measuring and communicating uncertainty of disseminated data, and to study the latest developments in the field and their applicability to official statistics. The expected results include enhanced recommendations to tackle the misinterpretation, due to errors or uncertainties, of the information the statistics reveal. All related project documents are available at Eurostat Collaboration in Research and Methodology for Official Statistics (CROS portal).

The Powerpoint presentation can be found here.