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380.758.81 DEMOGRAPHIC ESTIMATION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Introduces students to defects or deficiencies often experienced in demographic data for developing countries, and how to quantify the magnitude of errors. Describes approaches to data adjustment, with emphasizing the underlying theory and modeling. Also describes unconventional or indirect methods for estimating basic demographic parameters from robust indicators. Heavily emphasizes practical applications and quantitative calculations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe errors typical of demographic data for developing countries
Evaluate data errors and adjust for them
Explain methods to estimate fertility, mortality and migration from deficient or defective data
Select appropriate methodologies
Apply appropriate methods

Methods of Assessment: Problem sets, final exam
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. and 380.603 Demographic Methods for Public Health (online or on site) or its equivalent

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail