ST205 Half Unit
Sample Surveys and Experiments
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Professor Irini Moustaki
This course is available on the BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics, BSc in Management, BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business, International Exchange (1 Term) and International Exchange (Full Year). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Mathematics and statistics to the level of MA107/ST107 Quantitative Methods or SP201 Research Methods for Social Policy.
Sampling methods for social surveys. Survey design and estimation. Nonresponse and measurement error. Design of experiments and observational studies.
This course will be delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 30 hours across Michaelmas Term. This year, some or all of this teaching may be delivered through a combination of virtual classes and flipped-lectures delivered as short online videos. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Michaelmas.
Weekly exercises and group presentations. Students are expected to work on a set of exercises weekly and submit them for marking and feedback. Feedback is provided on the weekly exercises by the beginning of the next class.
V. Barnett, Sample Survey Principles and Methods (2009)
F.J. Fowler Jr, Survey Research Methods (2008).
S. Lohr, Sampling: Design and Analysis (2010)
R.L.Scheaffer et al, Elementary Survey Sampling (2005)
Exam (80%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (20%) in the MT.
Student performance results
(2017/18 - 2019/20 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 138
Average class size 2019/20: 20
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills