This seminar mainly aims to improve the knowledge of the participants on designing and conducting surveys, particularly those carried out by the CBRT. The seminar will initiate a dialogue that will lead to a more effective use of survey statistics, improve quality, and encourage innovation. The seminar will include a whole survey statistics production process, from the literature search to data processing into statistical information and address various methodological and compilation issues. It will contribute to the knowledge of participants on how to produce relevant, objective and accurate statistics to keep users well informed and assist good policy and decision-making.
• Sampling frame and sampling design
• Questionnaire design
• Data collection and data editing
• Weighting methods and seasonal adjustment
• Constructing composite indices
• Measuring uncertainty using survey data
• Use of survey data for monetary policy decisions
• Use of regional network - Economic Intelligence
• Overview of the CBRT Surveys (Survey of Expectations, Bank Loans Tendency Survey, Financial Services Survey, Business Tendency Survey and Investment Survey)
Target Audience: The seminar is designed for statistical practitioners who work in central banks, ministries of finance or national statistical offices —including statisticians, data analysts and
researchers— who engage in the production and application of statistics. Participants are also encouraged to make short presentations on survey methods used at their institutions.