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140.640.98 Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys

2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Barcelona, Spain
Mon 11/11/2019 - Wed 11/13/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Saifuddin Ahmed
Course Instructor :
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

140.622, former 140.602, or 140.652


Presents construction of sampling frames, area sampling, methods of estimation, stratified sampling, subsampling, and sampling methods for surveys of human populations. Students use STATA or another comparable package to implement designs and analyses of survey data. (380.712 develops additional practical skills in sampling.)

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design and implement surveys with the following sampling designs: simple random, systematic, stratified, cluster and multistage
  2. Estimate sample size for different sampling designs in order to estimate population level point estimates and testing null hypothesis
  3. Explain and apply intra-class correlation and design-effects (DEFF) for complex surveys
  4. Estimate design weights and adjust for non-response
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on in class participation (15%); homework assignment (30%) and a final project (55%)

Enrollment Restriction:

interdivisional and undergraduate registration is not permitted for this section.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time JHU students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer or Pamela Davis in HPM prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 3-day period in Barcelona Spain. Students must physically travel to Barcelona to participate. The final project will be due to the instructor no later then December 20, 2019.