Fundamentals of Inference
SURV 740

Onsite
Fall 2020
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Prerequisite: SURV410 and SURV420; or (SURV615 and SURV616); or permission of Instructor required.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department; or permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.

Focuses on the fundamentals of statistical inference in the finite population setting. Overview and review fundamental ideas of making inferences about populations. Basic principles of probability sampling; focus on differences between making predictions and making inferences; explore the differences between randomized study designs and observational studies; consider model-based vs. design-based analytic approaches; review techniques designed to improve efficiency using auxiliary information; and consider non-probability sampling and related inferential techniques.

Focuses on the fundamentals of statistical inference in the finite population setting. Overview and review fundamental ideas of making inferences about populations. Basic principles of probability sampling; focus on differences between making predictions and making inferences; explore the differences between randomized study designs and observational studies; consider model-based vs. design-based analytic approaches; review techniques designed to improve efficiency using auxiliary information; and consider non-probability sampling and related inferential techniques.