380.758.81 DEMOGRAPHIC ESTIMATION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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.
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.
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