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Statisticians for Society: Edinburgh Climate Change Analysis

Estimated time: Hard to tell at this stage
Skills/knowledge required: Climate change experience preferable as well as survey experience.
Location: Remote

We are looking for a volunteer statistician to support a charity based in Edinburgh that aims to ensure the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. They are in the process of ‘Climate Change Risk Assessment’ and wish to engage with a volunteer statistician to produce an analysis of the effect of climate change in the Edinburgh area using the qualitative data collected from a number of workshops. 

The purpose of the research is to identify risks posed by climate change to the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site and its community, as well as those who work in, and visit the city. As the focus is on qualitative data, the key question is about how to efficiently collect this data and organise it into a database so it can be later interpreted. Finding the most time-efficient methodology will give provide an opportunity to carry out more workshops and collect data from a more diverse sample. Any advice on framing the key question for it to reflect our research output would be welcome. 

Stage one of this will involve the volunteer assessing the current data collection and recording processes the charity is using, as well as the feedback on the surveys they are administering. The second stage involves working with the charity to produce relevant analysis of the data based on their needs.  

To express interest, please contact us at and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 400 words), indicating why you would be suitable for the opportunity described.  
Please note that you must be a fellow of the RSS to apply for this opportunity.