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Sample Design and Estimation (Business) NPT - Introductory

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Newport

Wales

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This a two-day classroom based session aimed at introducing 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 ONS (use of the IDBR);

• the main estimators of population totals used in ONS business surveys

• 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; and

• the Winsorisation method.


Method of delivery: This is a two-day taught course, delivered at the Newport ONS site only. This may be taken as a one-off module, or in combination with other modules as part of the SA Scheme.


Target audience: This is aimed at any ONS/GSS staff who are interested in increasing their knowledge and understanding of sample design and estimation in business surveys.

Event Length: Two days

Cost and pre-requisites The cost of this course is free to ONS staff. For Government staff who are external to ONS, the course fee is £309. There are no pre-requisites for this course, unless being undertaken as part of the SA Scheme.



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