Intermediate sample design and estimation for social surveys

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Surveys, Analytical
Type of training
Face to face
Length
One day
Organiser
Learning Academy
Provider
Office for National Statistics
Location
Newport, Titchfield

Description:

This classroom based session aims to explore more complex aspects of sampling and estimation that are particularly applicable to social (household) surveys.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

  • the principles and practicalities behind sampling and estimation used within official statistics
  • when to use different sampling strategies, with emphasis on multi-stage sampling
  • how sample data can be used to estimate parameters of interest, with emphasis on weighting strategies that account for non-response and allow calibration to known population totals
  • how to assess the quality of sample estimates, with attention paid to sampling errors and the use of design factors

How to book:

These courses are provided depending on demand. If you would like access to this course, please contact gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk.

Contact:

Email: gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk

Related courses:

Introduction to sample design and estimation in social surveys

Introduction to sample design and estimation in business surveys

Intermediate sample design and estimation in business surveys