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Introduction to time series

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Type of training
30 to 40 minutes
Learning Academy
Learning Academy


This online training module is the first of three bite-size online learning training modules that make up the Time series basics for official statistics’ course. The other two modules are:

This online training module aims to introduce the basic concept of a time series. No prior knowledge is expected. The module outlines some of the typical properties of time series and common analysis methods, which can be followed up with more advanced modules. There is also a self-guided exercise with answers provided.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the module participants will gain a basic understanding of:

  • What a time series is and types of time series
  • What aspect to focus on when describing a time series
  • Common types of time series analysis
  • Issues associated with time series analysis

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Related courses:

It is highly recommended that the online modules Introduction to time series, Introduction to seasonal adjustment and Introduction to forecasting are completed prior to the taking of the face to face courses.