Recent Advances in Demographic Research (online)



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The University of Edinburgh


Professor Alan Marshall is a leading UK social statistician, The University of Edinburgh


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
Working week: Monday - Thursday

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Venue: Online


The course considers key social debates that flow from demographic change such as overpopulation, fertility decline, rural population sustainability and population ageing. You will learn about the demographic data and methods and theory that underpin such debates with hands-on opportunities to undertake analysis using real demographic data.

The course covers:

Key social and political debates around demographic change

Demographic Data and analysis of fertility (period and cohort), mortality (including life tables), migration

Population Projections

Emerging demographic methods and issues


By the end of the course participants will have:

  • understanding of the way demographic pattern and process influence our understanding of changing populations and of related social issues
  • knowledge and understanding of the key theory and principles underlying demographic analysis
  • ability to calculate and interpret a range of measures for demographic analysis
  • the ability to access and use appropriate data sources for demographic analysis

an ability to use demographic data sources and demographic method intelligently in a range of real world applications.

The course includes a set of practicals which involve downloading real demographic data and undertaking analysis using Excel. An understanding of the use of formulas in Excel is expected. 

An interest is demographic processes and some knowledge of rudimentary statistics and the use of formulas in Excel will be helpful however.

Course Timings: 09:30 - 16:30


The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day for registered students • £60 per day for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff, staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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Data Management , Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Demography, Geography

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