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A common practice among statisticians in doing research is to explore the problems of estimation procedures, computation, hypothesis testing or modeling.

This is normally followed by the modification of the methods to resolve the issues at hand.

This workshop attempts to introduce a different approach in doing research whereby the participants will be provided with different samples of data, followed by examples of issues that an be explored based on the data.

Among the issues that will be discussed include strategies to create a research problem by combining various statistical analyses related to issues that can be created from the data.

In addition, this workshop will expose the participants with a range of issues relating to computation, particularly the R software, to solve problems.

   To actively participate in the improvement of statistical education at all levels.
 To promote excellence in statistical practice, research, and publication.
 To enhance society’s awareness of the value of statistical method.
 To increase the visibility of the statistics profession.
 To diversify career opportunities for statisticians.
 To expand our circle of influence through interactions with professional societies, government agencies, and other organizations.

 To expose the participants with strategies for data driven research
 To provide a platform for knowledge sharing among researchers

Data Driven Research Seminar

A common practice among statisticians in doing research is to explore the problems of estimation procedures, computation, hypothesis testing or modeling.

This is normally followed by the modification of the methods to resolve the issues at hand. This workshop attempts to introduce a different approach in doing research whereby the participants will be provided with different samples of data, followed by examples of issues that can be explored based on the data.

Among the issues that will be discussed include strategies to create a research problem by combining various statistical analyses related to issues that can be created from the data. In addition, this workshop will expose the participants with a range of issues relating to computation, particularly the R software, to solve problems.

This exposure will provide an opportunity for the participants to start a research based on the examples of problems illustrated in this workshop.

1. Usage and Access of ICT by Individuals and Households Survey

The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) is conducting the Usage and Access of ICT by individuals and households. This survey uses the personal interview method using the questionnaire form to obtain information from respondents.

The coverage of the survey is household living in private living quarters only. The main objectives of the survey is to collect the latest and specific information on ICT use and access by individuals and households.

The data are used as an input in the compilation of ICT Satellite Account and to calculate ICT indicators to measure development of national ICT and Digital Economy. The information collected is published in the publication namely “ICT Use and Access by Individuals and Households Survey Report”.

2. Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey

The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) is conducting the Survey of Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey. The survey was carried out using the personal interview approach and self-response via web-based. Coverage of the survey are households living in private living quarters only.

Components of the basis amenities covered were education, health, housing, household appliances & amenities and acessibility of food supply. The main objectives of the survey are to collect information on income distribution pattern of households, to gather current statistics on poor households and to identify the accessibility of basic amenities by households.

Data from the survey are used by the government as input in evaluating the national development plan, especially the Twelfth Malaysia Plan. In addition, the statistics will also be as input to the Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The information collected is published in the publication namely “Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey Report”.

3. Household Expenditure Survey

The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) is conducting the Survey of Household Expenditure. The survey was carried out using the personal interview approach. Coverage of the survey are households living in private living quarters only.

The main objectives of the survey are to collect information on the level and pattern of consumption expenditure by households on varieties of goods and services.

Data from the survey are used as the basis to determine the types of goods and services to be included in the basket and to update weights of the Consumer Price Index which is a proxy for measuring the national inflation rate. The information collected is published in the publication namely “Household Expenditure Survey Report”.

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