Spring Course: CSSS/STAT/SOC 563 Statistical Demography
Posted: 3/18/2019 (Local Events)
Statistical Demography (CSSS/STAT/SOC 563) will be offered by again this spring 2019. The course, taught by Adrian Raftery, covers statistical methods and models for estimating and forecasting population quantities and covers a variety of innovative topics, including probabilistic population projections and Bayesian hierarchical models. The material covered in this course is not taught at most universities, even those with top demography programs.
Please note that you must first complete the prerequisites or receive permission from the instructor. The perquisites are STAT 509/CS&SS 509/ECON 509, or STAT 513. The prerequisites can also be satisfied by the Sociology first-year statistics sequence (SOC 505-6-7), PLUS (a) basic mathematics for social statistics (e.g. CSSS Math Camp or CSSS 505), AND at least one of the more mathematical CSSS classes (e.g. CS&SS 560 or 564).
A&S and Evans School students have priority in Period I of registration. Other students may register afterward.