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Access to sensitive data: Satisfying objectives rather than constraints (2014)
Journal Article
Ritchie, F. (2014). Access to sensitive data: Satisfying objectives rather than constraints. Journal of Official Statistics, 30(3), 533-545. https://doi.org/10.2478/JOS-2014-0033

The argument for access to sensitive unit-level data produced within government is usually framed in terms of risk and the legal responsibility to maintain confidentiality. This article argues that the framing of the question may restrict the set of... Read More about Access to sensitive data: Satisfying objectives rather than constraints.

How do knowledge brokers work? Implications for policy and practice in the case of WERS (2014)
Journal Article
Drew, H., Ritchie, F., & King, A. (2014). How do knowledge brokers work? Implications for policy and practice in the case of WERS. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 13(3), 205-218. https://doi.org/10.1386/tmsd.13.3.205_1

© 2014 Intellect Ltd Article. English language. A resource-based view of organizations suggests that internal knowledge is amongst the most important sources of competitive advantage (Hendry and Pettigrew 1990; Leonard-Barton 1995). Regardless of whe... Read More about How do knowledge brokers work? Implications for policy and practice in the case of WERS.

International access to restricted data: A principles-based standards approach (2013)
Journal Article
Ritchie, F. (2013). International access to restricted data: A principles-based standards approach. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 29(4), 289-300. https://doi.org/10.3233/SJI-130780

Cross-border access to restricted government microdata for research has made relatively little progress. Recent developments are notable as exceptions. This paper argues that the situation is made more complex by the lack of a common general frame of... Read More about International access to restricted data: A principles-based standards approach.

Impact evaluation workplace employment relations survey and european social survey: Final report to the ESRC (2013)
Report
Drew, H., King, A., & Ritchie, F. (2013). Impact evaluation workplace employment relations survey and european social survey: Final report to the ESRC

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) commissioned the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) to undertake an impact evaluation of the Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS) and the European Social Survey (ESS) focusing on the... Read More about Impact evaluation workplace employment relations survey and european social survey: Final report to the ESRC.

Sharing risks, sharing benefits: Data as a public good (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Ritchie, F., & Welpton, R. (2011, October). Sharing risks, sharing benefits: Data as a public good. Paper presented at Work session on statistical data confidentiality 2011; Eurostat

Effective researcher management (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Desai, T., & Ritchie, F. (2009, December). Effective researcher management. Paper presented at UNECE Worksession on Statistical Data Confidentiality 2009

National Statistical Institutes [NSIs] are increasingly investigating new ways of providing access to confidential microdata for research purposes. These innovations are being driven by the requirement for NSIs to ensure the best possible return for... Read More about Effective researcher management.

A good night out: Alcohol-related behaviours in young adults (2009)
Journal Article
Ritchie, C., Ritchie, F., & Ward, R. (2009). A good night out: Alcohol-related behaviours in young adults. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 1(2), 169-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554210910962549

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate drinking patterns; attitudes towards alcohol consumption and alcohol-related behaviours amongst differing groups of young adults. A further aim is to investigate whether the drinking behaviours of... Read More about A good night out: Alcohol-related behaviours in young adults.

UK release practices for official microdata (2009)
Journal Article
Ritchie, F. (2009). UK release practices for official microdata. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 26(3-4), 103-111. https://doi.org/10.3233/SJI-2009-0706

This paper describes the principles and practices by which microdata collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is made available to researchers. Access to detailed confidential microdata, often from official sources, is acknowledged to be... Read More about UK release practices for official microdata.

Disclosure detection in research environments in practice (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Ritchie, F. (2007, December). Disclosure detection in research environments in practice. Paper presented at UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality - 2007

There is an increasing demand for access to raw confidential data, and NSIs have responded by setting up controlled research facilities. However, the most common approaches to statistical disclosure detection and control (SDDC) struggle to accommod... Read More about Disclosure detection in research environments in practice.