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What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
You need a solid grounding in data and analysis, but this can come from all kinds of degrees, don't think you need to have done Mathematics or Statistics to apply. The roles of most GSS members are not pure stats either, so you don't have to be deeply knowledgeable or passionate about methodology or the more technical aspects of statistics to succeed.
Do you have any interview tips?
Have some good examples to hand of how you have used analysis and show that you understand the whole process: from defining the question, collecting the data, cleaning it, conducting analysis, and presenting or communicating it. This can come from studies work or anywhere, you just need to show that you were able to understand a problem and use what you know to find solutions
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