About the course
The course covers how to use data collected in sample surveys for other purposes than purely descriptive ones. The course covers both simple and complex sample designs, for example designs with varying selection probabilities and the usual statistical analyses, such as linear and logistic regression and multi level models.
The course also addresses how auxiliary information on the frame can be used in the analysis. The concepts of inference population and survey population are explained.
With today's easy access to easy-to-use software, the use of survey data in complex analyses has become commonplace. The course provides skills that are often needed in order to exploit data fully, both in public debate and in research in the social and behavioural sciences.