The ARITHMUS team is extremely happy to announce the release of its second working paper. The paper is titled ‘Citizen Data and Official Statistics: Background Document to a Collaborative Workshop’ and is freely available for download on our publications page. The paper introduces the notion of ‘citizen data’ as a possible source for (or complementary[…]
On June 29, Francisca gave a talk at the conference ‘The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications’, organised by the Centre for Space and Place at Wageningen University. She discussed the everyday practical and political challenges in making population statistics for Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (the OCTs, or countries and regions that have special[…]
On November 24 and 25 Francisca delivered two presentations on trust in official statistics, both co-authored with Evelyn Ruppert. On November 24 she spoke about ‘technologies of trust’ at the 28th Conference of the Estonian Statistical Society “Household in surveys and registers”. On November 25 she presented ARITHMUS empirical findings, arguing that attending to the[…]
November is National Novel Writing Month (see http://nanowrimo.org/). Although we do not write novels, we are interested in the writing process and trying out new ways of writing together. Focussing on academic writing, we organised two activities: Baki Cakici organised ‘Sit down and write’ (co-organised with Katherine Robinson, Goldsmiths): weekly two-hour ‘write-ins’ open to everybody.[…]
On October 5, 2016, Francisca will discuss conceptual and practical considerations related to doing ethnography in a team. Her presentation is titled ‘Doing a transversal ethnography: How the people make the data (ARITHMUS)’. Among others, she will address the infrastructure supporting and shaping the nature of collaboration, especially software for qualitative data analysis. The talk[…]
Funda Ustek and Francisca Grommé presented on July 5th in the panel ‘What counts as evidence? Quantification in policy practices’. This panel was organised by Francisca and Thomas Franssen (CWTS, Leiden University). Funda talked about the problem of qualifying the unknown in her presentation ‘ “Give me a guesstimate, how many refugees are there?” The[…]
On June 15th, we presented two ARITHMUS papers around the topic of migration statistics at the MIA conference. Funda Ustek presented her paper ‘Refugees, guests and status decisions: Are they all the same? Rethinking refugee protection in Turkey and the EU’. Francisca Grommé and Stephan Scheel presented ‘Enacting migrants, minorities and the nation: On the[…]
On 26 and 27 November 2015 Francisca attended the first Data Camp organised by Statistics Netherlands and the University of Twente (#DataCamp2015). She gave a presentation about how a ‘spirit of experimentality’ can be relevant for official statistics.