STAT455-21S1 (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

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.

Richard Penny, one of the lecturers for this course, has worked for many years designing samples and surveys for Statistics New Zealand.


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jennifer Brown


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments (x3) 20%
Data collection project 20%
Research project and presentation 20%
Final examination 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,000.00

* 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 STAT455 Occurrences

  • STAT455-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021