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14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: Concurrent registration in ECO4116F
Course outline:
The course will introduce the elements of design. It will discuss the use of weights to correct for the survey design as well as other common weight adjustments, e.g. for nonresponse and to “calibrate” the sample to external population totals. We will also consider the importance of taking the sample design into consideration when estimating standard errors, in particular in the case of multi-stage samples. Besides learning a set of tools necessary to get reliable estimates from social surveys we will also develop an appreciation of some of the trade-offs faced by in collecting the data.
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Coursework 50% Exam 50%

Last updated : 18 Apr 2018

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