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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LC Applied Economics and Statistics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29165
Module Lead Yao Yao and Federico Lampis
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions Available to Economics students only
Description This module is designed to integrate the elements of applied economics - theory, data and statistical inference - so that students acquire the theoretical understanding and the practical skills necessary to analyse actual economic phenomena. The modules aims at providing the foundations for the use of statistical techniques to analyse and interpret real-life economic problems and data. Topics covered include: statistical inference, analysis of variance, correlation and regression. The modules will train students in the efficient use of Microsoft Excel and the application of basic statistical techniques to relevant empirical examples, such as inequality, poverty, happiness and crime.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic statistical methods;
  • apply economic knowledge to real world data;
  • use Microsoft Excel to manipulate, analyse and display economic data in graphical form.
Assessment 29165-01 : Test : Class Test (25%)
29165-02 : Problem Set : Coursework (25%)
29165-04 : Exam : Exam (Centrally timetabled) - Computer based (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1-hour class test (25%), problem set (25%), 2-hour computer examination (50%)
Reassessment: 2-hour examination (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30385
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