lsped2020  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Content
The course is an introduction to data sources, indicators and methods in population and development. The following points are covered:
  • The place of indicators and quantitative data in population and development (research, project and policy evaluation, etc.)
  • Introduction to the main data sources (surveys, censuses, administrative sources,...)
  • Finding and using indicators at the aggregate level: access to data, data documentation (metadata)
  • Computing indicators: theoretical and practical aspects 
  • Exploitation of indicators with univariate and bivariate methods.
Practical work includes an introduction to Excel and to a data analysis software. It allows students to become familiar with the use of aggregated data and micro-data (surveys) and to implement certain techniques seen in the course.
Teaching methods
Lecture and practical work (TP). Students are invited to participate actively in the course and the practical work.
Evaluation methods
Exercises during the term, final paper and written exam.
Teaching materials
  • Diapositives
  • Lectures
  • Fichiers de données
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Population and Development Studies