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14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Course entry requirements: ECO4006F, ECO4007F and ECO4016F for Economic Honours students. PPE (and other) students who do not have to complete the core as part of their degree requirements may be granted permission to register for this elective at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Course outline:

This course will be jointly offered to both Economics and Statistics students. This course examines a range of statistical techniques for using survey data and presents methods to compensate for design features for complex sample survey data. These techniques are then applied to a selection of policy issues through the analysis of South Africa household surveys. Firm survey data is also introduced and economic development applications are presented.

  • Section 1: Analysis of complex sample surveys.
  • Section 2: Social policy issues and the analysis of household survey data.

Lecture times: Monday & Wednesday:14h00-15h45

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Coursework consisting of problem sets (25%) and lab practicals (25%) 50%; examination 50%.

Last updated : 18 Apr 2018

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