1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010  
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ABS Statistical Training

Turning Data Into Information

The course aims to equip participants with a range of statistical tools & techniques for understanding and analysing data in the context of a research objective.

At a very broad level, the course aims to enhance participants’ ability to:

• Understand the research topic in its broadest context and identify the specific research question/objectives.
• Understand data, its scope and limitations.
• Understand strengths and weaknesses of various analytical techniques.
• Apply appropriate techniques to the available data in order to draw out the story and extract meaningful information from it.

The course will concentrate on how to choose a statistical technique that gives greatest insight into the data. During this process, the focus will be on the application of these techniques and not on the techniques themselves.

The course covers statistical writing to a limited extent, and course activities do provide some opportunities to apply the principles of good statistical writing.

Course outcomes:
• Define a research question/issue clearly.
• Use some basic statistical summary measures, graphs and tables to understand and describe the data.
• Build expectations of the data.
• Extract information from data using some specific tools & techniques.
• Recognise possible pitfalls in analysis.
• Use the analysis to tell a story.

Date: 29 & 30 March 2011
Venue: Level 15, Exchange Plaza
2 The Esplanade, Perth
Cost: $750.00

Registration: (08) 9360 5205