Statistical Methods of Official Statistics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statistical Methods of Official Statistics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ST130 and ST131 and EC203

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course will cover the statistical methods most commonly used in official statistics. These include the (1) design of statistical frameworks, (2) survey design, (3) sample design, (4) methods for managing non-sampling errors, (5) quality management, (6) index numbers, (7) time series and (8) analysis and presentation of official statistics. Some degree of mathematical statistics knowledge will be important for this course. These skills are sought after by Pacific Islands governments, especially the national statistical offices.

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