Social-statistics.org is about understanding how numbers and statistics are used to measure, monitor, assist and restrict people, places and society. It is a UK based site with interests in social geography, social economics, and promoting statistical and spatial literacy.
The author – Dr. Richard Harris – is a Reader in Quantitative Geography at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, England, and at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, also at Bristol. He is a member of Progress, the New Labour pressure group which aims to promote a radical and progressive politics for the 21st century.
Richard is the lead author of two statistical textbooks. These are Statistics in Geography and Environmental Science, and Geodemographics: GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting. He is also a licensed lay minister (Reader) in the Church of England, attached to Christ Church Downend so the occasional sermon appears on this site too.