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This is a session of Topic 4: Statistics education/training and the workplace             Full topic list

(Friday 7th, 10:30-12:30)

International cooperation in statistical training in the workplace



The process of economic globalisation and the rise of trans-national social and environmental phenomena are pushing the need for internationally harmonised statistics. Issues such as the monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals; the international flow of capital; the internationalisation of firms; international migration; the pollution or the regional monetary unions require an effort from the producers of statistics to understand the differences in methodologies and to reach agreement on common harmonisation procedures.

Training the statistical producers is a major component of international cooperation programmes in statistics, since it provides not only an opportunity of disseminating the different methodologies at international level, but also creates a network of statisticians that share interests and responsibilities. In particular, training in the workplace has become an effective tool for transferring the know-how of an institution to foreign statisticians. Moreover, the use of new technologies for statistical training also allows the distance on-the-job training.

The session aims at presenting and discussing the design, implementation and evaluation of international programmes for training statisticians that include on-the-job training and other didactical methods in the workplace. Presentations by designers, managers, trainers and the beneficiaries of such programmes will contribute to reviewing this topic.


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
4B1Utilizing distance education to offer web-based professional development in statistics education to teachers across EuropeMaria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (Cyprus)
Stathis Mavrotheris
4B2Experiences in consulting with Russian biologists on applications of statistical methodsLyman McDonald (United States)
4B3Towards a more integrated international statistical system: the role of trainingEnrico Giovannini (France)
Morvarid Bagherzadeh
4B4International Statistical Training - How both large and small organisations can benefit from international cooperationTodd Evans (Australia)