Introduction to sample design and estimation in business surveys

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

Description:

This classroom based course aims to introduce participants to sampling design and estimation considerations in business surveys. The course considers the sampling frame, sample design, calibration weights, outliers and the estimation process.

Learning outcomes:

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

  • the importance of creating and maintaining good sampling frames
  • the need for a sampling selection method that can provide good quality and representative results
  • how sampling is done for business surveys in the Office for National Statistics (use of the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR))
  • the main estimators of population totals used in business surveys in the Office for National Statistics
  • design and calibration weights
  • under what circumstances each estimator is appropriate and to be aware of different methods for assessing the accuracy of estimators
  • what outliers are and why they occur
  • some  methods of outlier detection and treatment strategies
  • the Winsorisation method

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 

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