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Module Title LC Applied Economics and Statistics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 30385
Module Lead TBC
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Available to students studying in Dubai
Contact Hours Lecture-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
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 module 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 module 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 30385-01 : Problem Set 1 (MCQ) : Coursework (25%)
30385-02 : Problem Set 2 : Coursework (25%)
30385-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1 hour class test (25%), problem set (25%), 2 hour computer examination (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Bham-based module 08 29165
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