Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date: 28-30 January 2018
Venue: Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

In accordance with its 2018 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' at General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 28-30 January 2018.

The Statistics Course was conducted by Mr. Mohamed Ragab Ramadan ELBAZ, Director of the Implementation Department at Central Agency of Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) of Egypt with the participation of 18 officials of GASTAT of Saudi Arabia.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009;; data analysis includes methods of data analysis in official statistics for other purposes than editing/quality management, e.g. seasonal adjustment, methods for constructing composite indicators, identification of causal factors, extrapolation, scenario and model building etc.

The Statistics Course on 'Data Analysis' included discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

  • Introduction to time series
  • Identification of the properties of time series
  • Semi average method in time series analysis
  • The least squares method in time series analysis
  • Use of the general trend forecasting model
  • Use of the seasonal time series model to forecast
  • Practical application to study social phenomena
  • Practical application to study an economic phenomenon
  • Preparation of a final report.

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