Introduction to Census Survey Data Analysis

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Census Survey Data Analysis

  • 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 is designed to provide students with specialist skills and practical knowledge that are central to survey and census data analysis. The skills such as data imports, management for computer analysis, data entry, transformation, analysis, graphical presentation of data and report writing, will be taught in this course. The course provides an overview of data sets and subsets, management of large data sets, and most importantly of data entry, and analysis using the social science data analysis software such as SPSS (the Statistical Package for Social Sciences) and CSPro (Census Survey Data Processing System). Emphasis will be placed on data entry, editing, transformation and management. It will emphasise statistical data analysis: summaries frequencies, cross tabulations, tabulation of data, test of associations, Chi sq tests. Advanced statistical analysis will include correlation and regressions.

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