- Code POPS2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Population Studies
- Areas of interest Population Studies, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Demographic techniques and their applications in a wide range of contexts. Emphasis is given to methods that are most commonly needed for population studies in Australia; the focus is on practical applications of methods, rather than mathematics. Coverage will include: methods of analysing fertility, mortality, migration and population composition; standardisation of rates; life tables; population projections. Students will receive training in the uses of microcomputer spreadsheets for demographic calculations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the end of the course, students will be aware of the major sources of data used in demographic analysis. They will also know how to calculate basic and refined measures of fertility, mortality and other demographic processes.
Two 1,000 word assignments and two 1,000 word tests (25% each).
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Normally offered every second year.
24 hours of lectures and 10 one-hour computer laboratory sessions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Rowland, D.T., Demographic Methods and Concepts, Oxford 2003.
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