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Measuring the value of data governance in agricultural investments: A case study (2022)
Journal Article
Whittard, D., Ritchie, F., Rose, M., & Musker, R. (2022). Measuring the value of data governance in agricultural investments: A case study. Experimental Agriculture, 58, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479721000314

Summary The study at hand measures the value of improving data governance and access in the Supporting Soil Health Interventions (SSHI) project in Ethiopia. We applied two separate but interlinked models, one qualitative and one quantitative, to crea... Read More about Measuring the value of data governance in agricultural investments: A case study.

Automatic Checking of Research Outputs (ACRO): A tool for dynamic disclosure checks (2021)
Journal Article
Green, E., Smith, J., & Ritchie, F. (2021). Automatic Checking of Research Outputs (ACRO): A tool for dynamic disclosure checks. ESS Statistical Working Papers, 2021 Edition, https://doi.org/10.2785/75954

This paper discusses the issues surrounding the creation of an automatic tool to reduce the burden of output checking in research environments. It describes ACRO (Automatic Checking of Research Outputs), a Stata tool written as a proof-of-concept, an... Read More about Automatic Checking of Research Outputs (ACRO): A tool for dynamic disclosure checks.

Statistical disclosure controls for machine learning models (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Krueger, S., Mansouri-Benssassi, E., Ritchie, F., & Smith, J. (2021). Statistical disclosure controls for machine learning models

Artificial Intelligence (AI) models are trained on large datasets. Where the training data is sensitive, the data holders need to consider risks posed by access to the training data and risks posed by the models that are released. The first problem c... Read More about Statistical disclosure controls for machine learning models.

The present and future of confidential microdata access: Post-workshop report (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Green, E., Ritchie, F., Tava, F., Ashford, W., & Ferrer Breda, P. (2021, July). The present and future of confidential microdata access: Post-workshop report. Presented at The Present and Future of Microdata Access

In the summer of 2021, the University of the West of England, in collaboration with UN Economic Commission for Europe, Eurostat, INXEDA and statistical organisations across the world, hosted a workshop to review lessons learnt in microdata access ove... Read More about The present and future of confidential microdata access: Post-workshop report.

The present and future of confidential microdata access [draft] (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Green, E., & Ritchie, F. (2021, July). The present and future of confidential microdata access [draft]. Presented at The Present and Future of Microdata Access

This briefing document was prepared for the DRAGoN conference 'The Present and Future of Microdata Access', 5th-9th July 2021. It provides an introduction to the topics to be covered in the conference.

Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects (2021)
Journal Article
Whittard, D., Ritchie, F., & Nyengani, J. (2021). Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects. Gates Open Research, 5, Article 97. https://doi.org/10.21955/gatesopenres.1116786.1

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Open Data Institute (ODI) commissioned a team of economists to measure the value of improving data governance and access in the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia (S... Read More about Measuring the value of improving data governance and access in Gates Foundation programme: A case study of the Supporting Soil Health Interventions in Ethiopia projects.

Use of blended learning to teach mathematics to first year economics students (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Haroon, M. (2021, June). Use of blended learning to teach mathematics to first year economics students. Paper presented at UWE Festival of Learning 2021

Traditional Higher Education providers have been increasingly embracing a more blended learning provisions for last couple of years. The rate of adoption has increased significantly following Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst blended learning is easier to ad... Read More about Use of blended learning to teach mathematics to first year economics students.

Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report (2021)
Report
Ritchie, F., Tava, F., Whittard, D., Green, E., Beata Kreft, M., & Alves, K. (2021). Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report. London: Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute was funded by Innovate UK to undertake a major programme of Research and Development on "Data Innovation for the UK", which was re-scoped and funded on a yearly basis for a total of 4 years (called, for short, "The R&D program... Read More about Process and economic evaluation of the ODI R&D programme: Final report.

Understanding a pandemic: The power of administrative data (2021)
Book Chapter
Waind, E., Ritchie, F., Bailey, N., Caskie, P., Morrison-Rees, S., Lowe, S., & Webster, N. (2021). Understanding a pandemic: The power of administrative data. In Productivity and the Pandemic. Edward Elgar Publishing

This chapter is taken from the book Productivity and the Pandemic. It suggests how administrative data is essential to understanding what is happening now, and what happpens next.

Microdata access and privacy: What have we learned over twenty years? (2021)
Journal Article
Ritchie, F. (2021). Microdata access and privacy: What have we learned over twenty years?. Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, 11(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.29012/jpc.766

Felix Ritchie reflects on lessons learned in twenty years of microdata access in the UK and Canada. Based on his contribution to the panel on "Privacy And Microdata Access: Two Worlds Colliding?" at the October 2020 Canadian Research Data Centre Netw... Read More about Microdata access and privacy: What have we learned over twenty years?.

Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities (2021)
Journal Article
Green, E., Ritchie, F., Bradley, P., & Parry, G. (2021). Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 32, 992–1008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00311-9

The financial well-being of the charity sector has important social implications. Numerous studies have analysed whether the concentration of income in a few sources increases financial vulnerability. However, few studies have systematically consider... Read More about Financial resilience, income dependence and organisational survival in UK charities.

Using ASHE to examine trends in low pay: Initial exploration of the data (2020)
Report
Bryson, A., Phan, V., Stokes, L., Ritchie, F., Forth, J., McKenzie, A., & Whittard, D. (in press). Using ASHE to examine trends in low pay: Initial exploration of the data. Bristol: Low Pay Commission

Using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) 2004-2019 we report consistent time-series estimates of the percentage of jobs on and around the minimum wage; low paid jobs above the minimum; and ‘high paid’ jobs. In doing so we report on some i... Read More about Using ASHE to examine trends in low pay: Initial exploration of the data.

Runners, repeaters, strangers and aliens: Operationalising efficient output disclosure control (2020)
Journal Article
Alves, K., & Ritchie, F. (2020). Runners, repeaters, strangers and aliens: Operationalising efficient output disclosure control. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 36(4), 1281-1293. https://doi.org/10.3233/SJI-200661

Statistical agencies and other government bodies increasingly use secure remote research facilities to provide access to sensitive data for research and analysis by internal staff and third parties. Such facilities depend on human intervention to ens... Read More about Runners, repeaters, strangers and aliens: Operationalising efficient output disclosure control.

Understanding output checking (2020)
Report
Green, E., Ritchie, F., & Smith, J. (2020). Understanding output checking. Luxembourg: European Commission (Eurostat - Methodology Directorate)

This report for Eurostat (Methodology) considers the conceptual and practical issues that need to be addressed in designing and implementing automatic disclosure control checking for statistical research outputs. The report covers - The basic theo... Read More about Understanding output checking.

Outward FDI: National and regional policy implications for technology innovation (2020)
Working Paper
Shah, I., He, L., Hatfield, R., & Haroon, M. Outward FDI: National and regional policy implications for technology innovation

A significant contributor to China’s growth over the last 20 years is the ‘go-out’ policy, that is, for domestic firms to invest in international firms and has seen it develop a foundation of high technology industries and world leading research. We... Read More about Outward FDI: National and regional policy implications for technology innovation.

Operationalising principles-based output statistical disclosure control
Other
Ritchie, F., & Welpton, R. (2015). Operationalising principles-based output statistical disclosure control

This document is intended to help support staff and managers in research environments to implement principles-based output statistical disclosure control of results generated from confidential sources of data. It contains extensive discussion on the... Read More about Operationalising principles-based output statistical disclosure control.