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Maximising the use of Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Products and Analysis Tools, Canberra, 30 September 2019

  • 25 Jun 2019 9:41 AM
    Message # 7645628
    Marie-Louise Rankin (Administrator)

    The Statistical Society of Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics are  pleased to announce the following YSC2019 pre-conference workshop:

    Maximising the use of Australian Bureau of Statistics Data Products and Analysis Tools 

    to be held in Canberra (Manuka Oval, Griffith) on 30 September 2019.

    This one-day workshop will have two components. First, it will provide an overview of the wide variety of data sources from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that are available for analysts. These sources include our 5-yearly Census, survey data, administrative data, and in particular, linked data. A demonstration of the ABS Table Builder and Data Lab products - platforms for analysts to remotely undertake bespoke analyses using ABS data - will be given. Several case studies will provide examples of the many innovative ways analysts are making use of ABS data for their projects. Second, it will focus on how Table Builder can produce data-cubes for a standard analysis in R. This will then extend to creating large data- cubes suitable for mixed models using the ‘LME4’ package in R. This second component of the workshop will conclude with discussion of Poisson-gamma models, which have additional advantages in this type of data framework. 

    Louise Gates has over 20 years' experience as a statistical methodologist at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and is currently the Director of the Health National Statistics Centre at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Centre leads the production of national official health statistics and data products. When Louise is not at the ABS or raising her three teenage children, you'll most likely find her off the beaten track running, white water kayaking, or bushwalking.

    James Brown has over 20 years of experience as an applied statistician including collaborations with Government Statistics in the UK and Australia. Since September 2013, he is Professor of Official Statistics at UTS and just completed a term as Associate Head of School (Research) for School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

    For more information and to register, please click here

    Kind regards,

    Marie-Louise Rankin
    Executive Officer

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