• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Statistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ian McDermid
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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STAT3012/STAT7029 is a course that deals with two of the most important approaches to collecting research data – surveys and experiments.

Survey sampling topics covered may include: simple random sampling, with and without replacement; estimation of population total, mean and proportion; subpopulation inference; systematic sampling; stratified sampling; ratio estimation; unequal probability sampling, including the Hansen and Hurwitz estimator and the Horvitz-Thompson estimator; regression estimation; cluster sampling; and estimation of population size.

Towards the end of the course, basic concepts of experimental design may be introduced at the expense of some of the above survey sampling topics, depending on student interests and background.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course,

students will be able to:

1. Select and design an appropriate method of data collection for a

research project.

2. Apply statistical survey sampling techniques to design a routine

sample survey.

3. Devise and apply suitable estimation procedures to analyse the

results of a routine sample survey.

4. Apply basic principles in the design of simple experiments.

5. Apply one of the more complex techniques in either the design

of sample surveys or in experimental design.


Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignment 1: 20%
  • Assignment 2: 20%
  • Final Examination: 60%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work.

This will include:

  • attendance at 3 lectures per week and 1 tutorial
  • 6 or more hours of private study, including time spent reviewing course materials and completing computing, tutorial work and assignments.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT2001/STAT6039 and STAT2008/STAT6038 or enrolment in the Master of Applied Statistics

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3352 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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