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Seminar: Introduction to ABS Products and Services
Turning Data into Information
Introduction to Labour Statistics
Basic Survey Design
Understanding Demographic Data
Analysing survey data made simple
Introduction to sampling techniques
Making quality informed decisions
Principles of Questionnaire Design
Seminar: Australian Social Trends


Please note: If you would like to register interest in future courses, contact us using the details provided below.





SEMINAR: INTRODUCTION TO ABS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


ObjectivesThese seminars will increase participants' ability to access ABS information, including the wealth of free data available on the ABS website.
Who should attendNew starters in the State Service or others who expect to use ABS products and services.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • the range of ABS products and services available;
    • statistical literacy;
    • Census and regional data; and
    • where to get assistance.
Length1 1/2 hours
WhenFriday 4 February 2011, 10.00 am - 11.30 am or
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 10.00 am - 11.30 am or
Thursday 5 May 2011, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
CostFree
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



TURNING DATA INTO INFORMATION

ObjectivesThis two-day course is intended to provide skills in interpreting, communicating and displaying data clearly and effectively. Participants will gain skills in transforming data into meaningful written information, particularly in respect to social policy issues.
Who should attendPeople who want to use data to produce a report or social commentary, or people who are involved with monitoring and evaluation in a social context.
Course benefitsAt the end of this program, participants should be able to:
    • Understand how the collection and compilation of data affect its usefulness, quality and relevance;
    • Draw conclusions from the analysis;
    • Communicate results effectively;
    • Present information using tables and graphs;
    • Recognise possible pitfalls in analysis.
Length2 full days
WhenNot currently scheduled
Cost$750
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



INTRODUCTION TO LABOUR STATISTICS


ObjectivesThis seminar is designed to provide an overview of the range of concepts and issues associated with ABS labour statistics.
Who should attendPeople who analyse and interpret labour statistics.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • the labour market statistical framework, including concepts associated with employment and unemployment status;
    • statistical descriptions of working arrangements and conditions of employment;
    • measurement of labour market dynamics, income and costs;
    • data describing labour market industrial climate; and
    • non-ABS sources of statistics describing labour demand.
Length1 day
WhenNot currently scheduled
Cost$450
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



BASIC SURVEY DESIGN


ObjectivesTo provide participants with an appreciation of the issues associated with survey design and management.
Who should attendPeople who would like to conduct their own sample survey or who would like to gain a broad understanding of the issues associated with the survey process.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • the formulation of survey objectives and project briefs;
    • issues and limitations associated with survey management and design;
    • appropriate survey techniques for data collection;
    • the entire survey process.
Length2 days
WhenNot currently scheduled
CostTo be advised
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



UNDERSTANDING DEMOGRAPHIC DATA


ObjectivesTo develop participants' understanding of the demographic data framework and the processes which shape the population and will include practical exercises in the analysis of demographic data.
Who should attendPeople with an interest in Australia's changing population and society and those who want to use demographic data to inform debate, analysis and commentary on population issues.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • how the ABS produces population estimates and projections and the relationship between this data and the Population Census;
    • the components of population growth - birth, deaths and migration;
    • the relevance of demographic data to social and economic issues, as well as tools for demographic analysis.
Length1 day
WhenNot currently scheduled
Cost$450
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



ANALYSING SURVEY DATA MADE SIMPLE



Objectives

A computer-based course that aims to develop knowledge of descriptive statistics used when analysing data.

Who should attend

People who want to increase their knowledge of basic statistical analysis.

Course benefits

Increased understanding of:
    • univariate and bivariate analysis - mean, median, graph, distribution, histograms, variance/standard deviation, normal distributions;
    • survey sampling - weighting, estimation (including differences, movements and ratios), standard error, confidence intervals, significance testing.

Length

2 days

When

Not currently scheduled

Cost

To be advised

For further information

Email: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



INTRODUCTION TO SAMPLING TECHNIQUES


ObjectivesThe course introduces statistical techniques and concepts used in the design and analysis of sample surveys.
Who should attendPeople who need to design and conduct a sample survey, or who wish to gain an understanding of how a sample is selected to meet survey objectives.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • elementary statistical concepts used in survey design;
    • different types of sample design methods;
    • estimation methods;
    • constraints of using survey data.
Length2 days
WhenNot currently scheduled
CostTo be advised
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



MAKING QUALITY INFORMED DECISIONS


ObjectivesThe course introduces the concept of 'holistic quality' through the use of a 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.
Who should attendPeople who use statistics in decision-making and who want to understand how to evaluate the appropriateness of a particular statistical collection.

People who are involved in producing statistics and who want to ensure that these statistics are used appropriately.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of:
    • how to set up a quality framework;
    • risk management in making statistical decisions;
    • how to assess datasets in context of data need; and
    • using information on data quality to make better informed decisions.
Length1 day
WhenNot currently scheduled
CostTo be advised
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au

PRINCIPLES OF QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN


ObjectivesTo provide participants with an awareness and understanding of questionnaire design principles. The course is run as a practical workshop.
Who should attendPeople who need to design and conduct a survey, and wish to gain an understanding of how to design a questionnaire that will collect information accurately and concisely.
Course benefitsIncreased:
    • ability to define the survey's objectives and use appropriate collection methods;
    • understanding of how to develop questionnaire content, with simple language and visual clarity;
    • understanding of how to develop instructions, coding, definitions and classifications to accompany questions;
    • understanding of testing to ensure questionnaire meets survey objectives.
Length2 days
WhenNot currently scheduled
CostTo be advised
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au



SEMINAR: AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL TRENDS


ObjectivesTo provide an overview of Australian society and how it is changing over time, using mainly national data. Information about Tasmania will be highlighted.
Who should attendAnyone with an interest in contemporary social issues and public policy.
Course benefitsIncreased understanding of key social trends and issues, including:
    • population;
    • family and community;
    • health;
    • education and training;
    • work;
    • economic resources; and
    • housing.
Length2 hours
WhenNot currently scheduled
CostTo be advised
For further informationEmail: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au

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