Intermediate index numbers

Open to
Government analysts
Training category
Analytical
Type of training
Online
Length
2 half days
Organiser
Analysis Function Capability Team
Provider
Analysis Function Capability Team
Location
Online

Description

This course is made up of 2 modules. Each module will take 3 hours to complete.

The course is for producers of index numbers or people who want to understand how they are produced. It covers:

  • some examples of the most common types of indices
  • how they are used in the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • how to produce official statistics

This is an advanced course. You should be comfortable with algebra as taught at A-level Mathematics to enrol on this course.

Learning outcomes

During this course you will learn about:

  • index numbers
  • Laspeyres and Paasche indices
  • some alternative indices
  • approaches to formula choice
  • index aggregation
  • sampling issues
  • deflation
  • referencing and volume measures
  • linking
  • indices at the ONS

How to book this course

Please use your Learning Hub account to access the course online. If you do not have a Learning Hub account, please contact Data.Science.Campus.Faculty@ons.gov.uk.

Contact

If you would like more information about this course, please email MQD.Business.Support@ons.gov.uk. 

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