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1100.2 - Statistics Victoria, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2008   
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ABS Statistical Training and Information Seminars

What statistical training courses are available at ABS Victoria?
  • Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
  • Analysing Data Made Simple (ASDMS)
  • Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
  • Basic Survey Design (BSD)

Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
This course introduces the concept of 'holistic quality' through the use of data quality framework for a statistical collection. The framework ensures that users of statistics are able to assess whether the statistics are fit for their intended use. This course aims to provide a framework to evaluate the quality of available data sources and use this knowledge in the decision-making process.

Course Length: 1 day
Course Fee: $450.00
2008 Course Dates: 13 February & 14 August

Analysing Survey Data Made Simple (ASDMS)
This computer based course develops practical skills in summarising and displaying survey data in graphical and tabular form. It provides the tools for finding simple relationships in survey data and testing for statistically significant differences in past and current survey results.

Course Length: 2 days
Course Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 2 & 3 April and 2 & 3 September

Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
This course develops skills in interpreting, displaying and communicating data clearly and effectively. Analytical thinking skills are developed to enable the transformation of data into meaningful written information.

Course Length: 2 days
Course Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 20 & 21 May and 15 & 16 October

Basic Survey Design (BSD)
This course aims to provide a broad overview of all facets of survey development. Topics include developing survey objectives, advantages and disadvantages of various collection methodologies, questionnaire design, data processing, reporting of results and management of the design process.

Course Length: 2 days
Course Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 9 & 10 July and 26 & 27 November

For further information contact Maxine McDermott on (03) 9615 7080 or email <>

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