Hi, I’m Naiyan. Or as some people call me, Nay.

I am an analyst and researcher in the UK government. I have worked on and improved some of the largest surveys carried out in government. If you have heard or read an article about inflation or the economy in the past few years, then it's likely I helped make those statistics. On the side I also have a wider research interests in social media platforms and online communities.

Current projects

Surveys and Official Statistics

Having worked in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the production of economic national statistics and some of the largest surveys carried out in government I will be outlining some of my experience and takeaways. I will be covering some of the typical topics of survyes, general research, and also the practical operational aspects of carrying out large surveys at scale.

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Reddit research

Working with several North American academics from a number of fields I have published three systematic reviews on the social media platform Reddit. With Nicholas Proferes, Michael Zimmer, Sarah Gilbert and Casey FieslerI have published a systemtic overview of dispclines, approaches, methods and ethics and a deeper dive on ethical considerations in Reddit research. separately with Dr Rebecca Britt from the University of Alabama I have published about trends and challenges with Reddit and health communication research.

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Reflections on the Civil Service

Providing some impartial thoughts on day-to-day activities or career advice in the Civil Service. For example, what are the differences analytical professions in the Civil Service? Why isn’t there a data science profession, but there is for social researchers, in the Civil Service? And a few tips from moving to academia to the Civil Service.

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