STK4600 – 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.
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Recommended previous knowledge
STK1100 – Probability and statistical modelling, STK1110 – Statistical methods and data analysis and one of the following courses: STK2100 – Machine learning and statistical methods for prediction and classification, STK2120 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 2 (discontinued) or STK3100 – Introduction to generalized linear models
10 credits overlap with STK9600 – 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.
Examination support material
Written examination: Approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Oral examination: No support materials permitted.
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 scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 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.