ONS Economic Statistics Courses

Courses Developed by the Economic Statistics Working Group

EML Learning is running a series of Economic Statistics training courses on behalf of the ONS Economic Statistics Working group. The group comprises of nominees from the Royal Economic Society (RES), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCOE) and the Society of Professional Economists (SPE). The group has a remit to improve capability in economic statistics and are introducing a programme of activities aimed at improving quality and understanding.

National Accounts

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

The course is voluntarily directed to non-experts. While it covers the theoretical definition of the main national accounts aggregates, it does it in a lively manner based on the concrete experience of the teacher.

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Understanding Data and Basic Statistics

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This practical, two-day workshop will present an overview of the manipulations of data that are often required prior to statistical analysis. Topics will include dealing with outliers, combining data from different sources, calculating annual average growth rates, weighting and smoothing data and constructing indexes. It was also cover basic statistical methods used in describing data such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and the use of dummy variables in regression analysis.

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