Analysis techniques

Time series analysis

General term for trending findings over a time period, usually in a graphical format, which can be used to make predicted forecasts for the future.

 

 

Survival analysis

A statistical method of estimating the expected duration of time until an event occurs.

Example: A human beings expected lifespan being assessed using inputs such as age, gender, location and wealth.

 

 

Capture / Recapture method

A method of estimating observation sizes by targeting several small specific areas to take a count and then making assumptions about the rest of the population based on the findings.

Example: For measuring the number of fish in a lake (often populations of a type of species).