STAT312-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Data Collection and Sampling Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Data collection and sampling methods. Designs for surveys of populations.

STAT312 and STAT455 are courses in survey methods, concentrating mainly on sample designs. The course is designed to give students an understanding of how to select samples from various types of populations of varying characteristics and produce population estimates along with measures of uncertainties in those estimates. Also you will gain some insights in the practical applications of the design of survey collections.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Courses will:
  •  introduce data collection and sampling techniques
  •  introduce simple random sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling designs along with their strengths and weaknesses
  • introduce the use of the statistics software package R

    You will be able to:
  • describe and conduct appropriate statistical sampling techniques
  • be able to interpret the model results in such a way that a non-user of statistics can understand
  • use R competently
  • write a scientific and technical report


30 points from 200 level STAT

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jennifer Brown


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments (x3) 30%
Data collection project 30%
Final examination 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $788.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

All STAT312 Occurrences

  • STAT312-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021