oa CSIR Science Scope - Statistics know-how key in making better decisions - opinion

Volume 13 Number 2
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In our technology-driven world of today, it is difficult to imagine a world without data. Imagine a large research organisation, such as the CSIR, without information or evidence. In the CSIR, data may be collected by a lone lab technician recording test measurements, or by a PhD student counting the answers from respondents to their questionnaire, or through a large number of fieldwork records regarding whether or not an intervention was successful in changing lives in a rural community, or even from the monitoring of atmospheric changes with advanced instruments at sub-continental level. It is unthinkable to have a research report or scientific paper that does not include some form of research data.

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