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Sample Design & Estimation (Business) (Level 1) NPT

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Training room 2, Newport

Newport, United Kingdom

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THIS IS AN ONS EVENT ONLY

Aims

  • To introduce participants to sampling frames, sample design, calibration weights, outliers and the estimation process, particularly application to business surveys.

Objectives

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 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
  • the Winsorisation method

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: Level 1 - none

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