Measuring Resilience in Somalia

Measuring Resilience in Somalia

Over the past two years, we have been working on an impact evaluation of resilience-building activities of the DFID-funded Humanitarian Programme in Somalia[1]. Firstly, what do we mean by resilience? The word ‘resilience’ is often banded about quite a bit in...

Beyond ANOVA – the Layers and Loops of Analysis

Beyond ANOVA – the Layers and Loops of Analysis

If there is one thing statisticians can claim expertise in, it should be analysis of data. For data coming from designed experiments, the situation is very clear – or so we and many other scientists are taught! The right way to analyse the data is determined by the...

Lessons learnt from a multi-country survey

Lessons learnt from a multi-country survey

Here at Stats4SD, we run various types of studies including those across multiple countries and sectors. Each comes with its own triumphs and challenges, and as part of our continued evaluating and personal learnings that we ensue, Alex has decided to turn his latest...

An Insight into the World of App Development

An Insight into the World of App Development

Following on from Shiphar’s recent blog on webinars, we continue with the theme of working remotely; this time within the context of developing a mobile app for farmers. Chris reflects on his journey so far of working with FIPS on this ambitious app – all while...

Using multiple knowledge sources to manage a mess

Using multiple knowledge sources to manage a mess

How do you deal with this? There is some ‘quantity of interest’ (QOI) that varies a lot between people and you want to know why. You have a lot of other data about each person that might provide some insights, and it’s all nicely arranged in a...

Computer Aided Statistics Textbooks

Computer Aided Statistics Textbooks

What is CAST? CAST is a set of interactive digital textbooks designed to help teach statistics to university students and professionals. It was developed by Dr Doug Stirling, a Senior Lecturer at Massey University (New Zealand). CAST itself is actually a whole set of...