Statistics to Inform Radical Change

2024 Conference

“Statistics to Inform Radical Change”

Saturday, 24 February
St Lukes Community Centre
90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ

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Programme & Presentations

9:00   Registration, with tea/coffee

9:20 Education
Sol Gamsu – Socially distinct clusters of schools across the UK: Institutional stratification across unequal systems of education

10:00 Session 1 – The uncounted part I: Surveys in the UK and Ukraine
Olena Kaminska – Household survey from Ukraine
Peter Lynn – Who is missing from UK surveys?

11:00 Session 2 – Decolonialising quantitative methods
Fabricio Fialho – Challenges for decolonialising quantitative methods for non-STEM students: What research methods instructors think
Rima Saini & Charlotte Brookfield – Decolonising quantitative methods classrooms
Stephanie Doebler – Decolonising: The dark history of Statistics in Sociology classrooms
Nazneen Ismail & Julie Scott Jones – Reflexive quantitative methodologies (RQM): Providing a voice for marginalised groups
Christine Santos – Equality and critical thinking in teaching Econometrics

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Session 3 – Artificial Intelligence
David Lawunmi – Explainable AI (XAI)
Guy Marshall – Communicating about AI
Adrian Byrne – A bias detection framework for AI

2:40 Session 4 – The uncounted part II: Unsettled populations and data suppression
Janet Bowstead – The unsettled population – Sevice administrative data on people outside the sampling frame
Frank Houghton & Ann Keogh-Hoss – Data suppression: Maternal mortality data in Idaho
Samual Mutter – The data politics of planning in Ireland

4:00 Session 5 – Invisibilised in India
Wendy Olsen & Sonny McCann – Women’s invisibilised childcare work: Indian trends 2015 – 2021
David Byrne – Survey methods and the Cathy Marsh heritage

5:00 Radical Statistics’ 2024 AGM, which is open to all members and interested participants, will be held immediately after the conference in the same venue.
If you would like to add an agenda item please notify admin by email.

 Radstats social events – all welcome!

Attendees who arrive on Friday are invited to come along to an informal social event at the Savoy Tap, 2 Savoy Street, London, WC2R 0BA from 6:00 pm. We will have the use of the function room. Food is available.

On Saturday evening, we will be arranging drinks & meal at at the nearby The Iskele,179 Whitecross Street, London EC1V 8OP. (Approximately 6.15pm drinks, 7.00pm meal.)

Accommodations are plentiful in central London but will book up as the date approaches.

Double rooms are available at It is usually best to contact a venue directly to avoid rapacious charges, but this site is very easy to use and find options.
If you are in a group you may find good deals at displays several options for single rooms as well as many other types of private accommodation.
Thereare official Youth Hostels at, as well as independent ones at