- Code STAT4029
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Statistics
STAT4029 is a course that deals with two of the most important approaches to collecting research data - experiments and surveys.
The first part of the course will focus on experimental design and will cover topics such as the analysis of variance; the completely randomised design; the randomized complete block design; Latin squares; factorial designs; and if time permits nested designs.
Survey sampling topics will be covered in the second part of the course and may include: simple random sampling, with and without replacement; estimation of population total, mean, proportion and size; subpopulation inference; systematic sampling; stratified sampling; ratio estimation; regression estimation; unequal probability sampling, including the Hansen and Hurwitz estimator and the Horvitz-Thompson estimator; regression estimation; and if time permits, cluster sampling.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Select, design and show a deep understanding of an appropriate method of data collection for a research project;
- Explain in detail the basic principles in the design of simple experiments;
- Demonstrate a high level of understanding of statistical survey sampling techniques; and
- Derive and apply suitable estimation procedures to analyse the results of a routine sample survey.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- 6 units
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