A typology of caveats

A typology of statistical context that includes information and caveats that affect how we might otherwise interpret the figures.

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DWP uses ‘made up’ claimants in benefits leaflet

A benefits leaflet published by the Department for Work and Pensions contained 'made up' claimants, which have now been removed.

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FoI madness, but not as we know it

Recent experiences of how requests under the Freedom of Information Act are handled leave us cold.

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Statistics are not just numbers: they require context to be useful

We're working on a project to create an open standard for sharing the bits of statistics that aren't numbers: the caveats, context and explanations. Here's why.

Automatically spotting interesting sentences in parliamentary debates

Jake has been volunteering at Full Fact for several weeks now. As part of our work towards more automated factchecking, we showed him the work of Simone Teufel on extracting information…

Full Fact Podcast: Episode 4

We’ve launched a podcast for the election. Each week we’ll bring you the facts behind the headlines, and news from our election HQ where the team is working 18 hour a…

The faces behind Full Fact

Today, viewers of the Andrew Marr show were treated to a glimpse behind the scenes at Full Fact’s election centre. Bringing you the facts behind the spin is a demanding job,…

Full Fact’s election centre is homeless

Staring March 30th we plan to run an 18 hour a day factchecking center. We will work tirelessly to make sure that no claim goes unchallenged during the election. The…

We need volunteers to monitor the media and parties

Full Fact is preparing to operate an 18 hour a day factchecking centre, from 6am to midnight every day of the election campaign. Monitoring is the raw material for everything…

The Big Monitoring Project

It's open data day, and we need open data about election campaigns.

Spin off: how some of the UK’s top research organisations are supporting factchecking

Inaccurate claims aren’t necessarily down to malicious intent. Often, they come about because people don’t understand the evidence or they’re in a hurry. But whatever the reason, inaccurate information does…

We want to factcheck the 2015 General Election.

We want to factcheck from 6am to midnight, every day, for the six week run up to the election in May. To do this we need £25,000 to kit out our…

Full Fact Vs Scroobius Pip

While most of Scroobius Pip’s guests on his Distraction Pieces podcast are celebrities, he also likes to interview people “that aren’t as famous but are very much worth our audience…

A gunge tank to jazz things up a bit

Every now and then people come up with great ideas for factchecking. From apps to buzzers to slime, here are some of our favourites:     While we wait for a politician…

Excel hell

This week sees the launch of a good practice guide for releasing official statistics in spreadsheets. This might not sound important, but if you look behind the uniform face of…

See you at the pub?

With the election less than 180 days away, we are preparing to operate an 18 hour a day Election Centre. From there we’ll react rapidly to claims during the campaign and…

General election 2015: what issues should we check?

During the Scottish referendum campaign, Ipsos Mori asked people in Scotland how easy or difficult it was to find trustworthy information. 61% found it fairly or very difficult. We can…