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STATS 3003 - Sampling Theory and Practice III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: STATS 2107 or (MATHS 2201 and MATHS 2202)
Assumed Knowledge: Experience with the statistical package R such as would be obtained from STATS 1005 or STATS 2107
Assessment: ongoing assessment 30%, exam 70%
Biennial Course: Offered in odd years
Syllabus:

Sample surveys are an important source of statistical data. A great many published statistics on demographic, economic, political and health related characteristics are based on survey data. Simple random sampling is a well known method of sampling but, for reasons of efficiency and practical constraints, methods such as stratified sampling and cluster sampling are typically used by statistical authorities such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and by market research organisations. This course is concerned with the design of sample surveys and the statistical analysis of data collected from such surveys. Topics covered are: experiments and surveys, steps in planning a survey; randomisation approach to sampling and estimation, sampling distribution of estimator, expected values, variances, generalisation of probability sampling; prediction approach, inadequacies of approach, decomposition of population total, concomitant variables; regression through the origin, estimation by least squares, ratio estimation, variance formulae; balance and robustness; best fit sample; stratified sampling, estimation, allocation, construction of strata, stratification on size variables, post-stratification; two-stage sampling, estimation, allocation, cluster sampling.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 07/08/2017 Thu 31/08/2017 Fri 15/09/2017 Fri 27/10/2017


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22659 LE01 25 11 24 Jul - 11 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
27 Jul - 14 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22660 PR01 25 11 27 Jul - 14 Sep Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
5 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22661 TU01 25 11 28 Jul - 15 Sep Friday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Friday 4pm - 5pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room