Forecasting Methods and Models short course
|Dates:||4 December 2015|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The course aims to cover the commonly used techniques to forecast demand in public services and in business. The emphasis of this course is on the practical application of forecasting techniques rather than on theoretical content. Alongside quantitative techniques we will also cover the more qualitative and judgement based aspects of forecasting.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
•Build a model that forecasts demand based on demographic drivers.
•Construct a time series model that decomposes the forecast into cyclical, seasonal and short term factors.
•Develop a predictive regression model that allows for the identification of influential factors that drive demand.
•Understand the quantitative and qualitative techniques to develop future scenarios and assumptions
•Report forecast findings, recognising the strengths and weaknesses of different forecasting approaches, the sensitivity of forecasts to assumptions and the metrics that indicate the accuracy of a forecast.
Price: £140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)
Travel and Contact Information
Basement computer lab
Humanities Bridgeford Street