Third Semester

BPA 305: Applied Statistics in Public Administration

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge of statistical tools, quantitative facts and techniques to describe social phenomena.

  1. Introduction
    • Meaning nature and scope of statistics
    • Use of statistics
    • Importance of statistics
    • Limitation of statistics and data management.
  2. Measures of Central tendency,
    • Mean, Median, Mode,
    • Dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis
  3. Determining the Bi-variate relationship
    • Correlation analysis
    • Regression analysis
  4. Analysis of Time Series
    • Measurement of trends (Graphical, semi average, least square)
    • Measurement of seasonal variation
    • Interpolation & Extrapolation.
  5. Index Number
    • Laspeyre’s, Paasche’s and Fisher’s index number
    • Time reversal test and factor reversal test
    • Consumer’s price index number
      • Aggregative expenditure method
      • Family budget method
      • Base shifting and deflating
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