STAT447-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Official Statistics

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

This course provides an overview of the key areas of Official Statistics. Topics covered include data sources (sample surveys and administrative data); the legal and ethical framework of official statistics; an introduction demography; the collection and analysis of health, social and economic data; data visualisation including presentation of spatial data; data matching and integration; the system of National Accounts.

This course provides an overview of the key areas of Official Statistics. Topics covered include data sources (sample surveys and administrative data); the legal and ethical framework of official statistics; and introduction demography the collection and analysis of health, social and economic data; data visualisation including presentation of spatial data; data matching and integration; the system of National Accounts.

STAT447 is co-taught via our School's video-conference facilities between experts at NZ universities.

Learning Outcomes

  • In this course students will become familiar with:
  • the key aspects of Official Statistics, as distinct from other branches of statistics;
  • the legal and ethical constraints on organisations producing Official Statistics;
  • the principal methods for data collection, analysis and interpretation of health, social and economic
  • data, including spatial data; and
  • methods for presenting and preparing commentaries on Official Statistics.

    Students will use real data and examples from Statistics New Zealand and elsewhere, and will be expected to use a computer package (such as R or SAS) to perform data analysis, and to present data and analysis results.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Restrictions

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

The course is taught between the NZ Universities. Lectures are on Wednesday 4-6pm, in room Jack Erskine 448. Please check the dates of lectures carefully because you may have lectures in weeks when your other courses are not being taught.

Assessment

All assessment is internal (there is no final examination). Assessments are written and computer assignments.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $969.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

All STAT447 Occurrences

  • STAT447-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019