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About Statistics in Scotland - Methodology


The use of sound and appropriate methodologies in statistical processes are vital to the production of reliable statistics.

Further information

Methodology Glossary
The Methodolgy Glossary contains information on some of the methods used by the Scottish Government's Statistician Group.

A classification assigns items into categories according to shared characterisitics and it provides a framework for the description and comparison of statistics.

Geography is a key component of all statistics and provides a framework for their collection, storage, analysis and release.