MATH3831 Statistical Methods in Social and Market Research

MATH3831 is a Mathematics Level III course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: MATH2801 or MATH2901

Exclusions: MATH2840, MATH2940, MATH3931

Cycle of offering: Yearly in Semester 1

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

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Course Overview

In this course you will develop skills important for the design and analysis of research in the social sciences and in market research. The specific focus will be on issues related to survey sampling, and questionnaire design and analysis. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify an appropriate survey design for a particular situation, estimate the required sample sizes to achieve a given level of precision, estimate key quantities of interest (typically expressed as averages, totals or ratios), and make inferences about key quantities using their sample estimates. In addition, you will be able to design a questionnaire suitable for answering a key research question, and analyse responses to a questionnaire using a range of modern techniques.