Statistics Courses

Behavioural Policy Appraisal

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

Cost benefit analysis (CBA) lies at the heart of policy appraisal in Government and increasingly for the private and voluntary sector too. For CBA to be useful in informing resource allocation decisions, we need to accurately measure all the causal impacts of the policy and to attach a monetary value to them.

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Economic Statistics

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

The aim of these half-day modules is to enable students develop a better understanding of economic statistics and its uses in the policy making arena. This includes interpreting and analysing economic statistics while understanding its limitations.

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Economics for Non-Economists

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This three-day course will introduce and explain the concepts and tools of economics. It will teach participants a number of economic principles, furnishing them with a set of tools to both enhance their analytical ability and to enable them to work more closely with economists. Applications and case-studies will be presented alongside the theory; participants will be encouraged to relate these to their own areas of work and that of their organisation as a whole. The approach will be discursive and participatory.

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Introduction to Quantitative Analysis Using STATA

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This two day programme provides a comprehensive introduction to STATA and enables participants to practice application of the issues covered. As a result, delegates will understand (i) the theory behind particular quantitative (mainly econometric) techniques and (ii) how to physically code these into STATA and understand its outputs.

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Social Value Measurement: Principles and Practice

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and methods of social impact and social value measurement covering the ethics of social value and best-practice methodology and latest research in the field.

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Understanding and Applying Econometrics for Policy Evaluation

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This two-day course covers a range of econometric evaluation techniques that are used to gauge policy impacts (with a focus on microeconomic contexts). Consideration is given to standard regression-based approaches, instrumental methods, difference-in-differences and matching methods.

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Writing as a GSS Specialist for Senior Managers, Ministers and Policymakers

FaceToFace
Face-to-face

Tutor-led in a classroom

This is a very practical two day course and regularly achieves an 'Excellent' rating from 100% of the delegates. It is designed to help Statisticians to communicate technical, complex, detailed, abstract information simply, precisely and briefly to others (whether Ministers, managers, other officials or the public).

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