STK9600 – Statistical Methods for Social Sciences. Survey Sampling and Statistical Demography.
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course will treat the following topics:
- Likelihood based statistical inference, especially for prediction problems
- Survery sampling. Sampling design and model based prediction approach
- Missing data in survey sampling. Likeligood and Bayesian approaches
- Statistical demography and forecasting. Mortality rates, life expectancy and population projections
How to analyze statistical data from sampling surverys and an understanding of demographical topics. Special emphasis on statistical methods for treating estimation bias because of missing data.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with STK4600 – Statistical Methods for Social Sciences. Survey Sampling and Statistical Demography.
For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.
3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.
If the course is given by a lecturer from outside the department, the course may be held intensively over one or several short periods.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final oral or written examination. The form of examination will be announced by the teaching staff by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.
In addition, each PhD student is expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.
Examination support material
Written examination: Approved calculators are allowed.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Oral examination: No resources are allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.