Analysis of Complex Survey Data

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Date(s) - 10/08/2020 - 10/10/2020
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National and international sample surveys often use probability-based designs and complex sampling strategies to collect data on nearly all kinds of human and social phenomena and within every discipline. Complex sampling methods are used to optimize data quality and enhance population coverage while balancing issues of cost and feasibility. Statistical approaches to analyzing data from complex samples must adjust for the distinct sampling features used in the survey to ensure that statistics and models generated from the data will provide appropriate population estimates and inferences.

While many software packages have the capacity to analyze data from complex sample surveys, there are often challenges for researchers and survey users in understanding and applying appropriate analysis methods. This course will equip researchers with the knowledge, tools, and techniques essential for understanding and analyzing data from complex sample surveys, thereby improving accessibility to and usefulness of these data sources for applied researchers.

Starting October 8, Statistical Horizons are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, remote workshop for the first time. Each day will consist of a 4-hour, live morning lecture held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Participants are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if they are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

Each lecture session will conclude with a hands-on exercise reviewing the content covered, to be completed on your own. An additional session will be held Thursday and Friday afternoons as an “office hour”, where participants can review the exercise results with the instructor and ask any questions.

*We understand that scheduling is difficult during this unpredictable time. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously.

The course runs from October 8-10, 2020.

The fee of $795 includes all course materials.

PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted.

Our Tax ID number is 26-4576270.

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