1500.0 - A guide for using statistics for evidence based policy, 2010  
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There in an increasing emphasis within Australia, and internationally, on the importance of using good statistical information when making policy decisions. The 'Guide for Using Statistics for Evidence Based Policy' provides an overview of how data can be used to make well informed policy decisions, and includes the following information:
What is evidence based decision making?
How good statistics can enhance the decision making process
Using statistics for making evidence based decisions
Data awareness
Understanding statistical concepts
Analysing and evaluating statistical information
Communicating statistical findings
Evaluating policy outcomes