Official Statistics and National Statistical Systems

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Official Statistics and National Statistical Systems

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course introduces students to an ordered characterisation of official statistics as a subject or branch of knowledge. It introduces the articulately constructed theoretical underpinning of official statistics. Based on the `approach perspective`, this theory of official statistics is constituted of a set of articulated premises that is capable of vigorously driving a process of searching for new and reliable knowledge through measurement and reasoning. The course also discusses the nature of the system (national statistical system) that houses appropriate processes, stakeholders, and institutional arrangements implied by the presented theory of Official Statistics. Towards the end it focuses on a powerful revelation of the said theory of official statistics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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