Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Statistics Project

Module L1069

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module provides an opportunity for students to make use of the statistical techniques they are learning on the Statistics for Economists module. Students will be required to submit a project based on their own research, having gathered their own data (either from primary or secondary sources). Students will be able to choose a topic of interest to themselves and will receive supervision during the module of the term.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of quantitative techniques appropriate to the study of economics or finance (as appropriate)

Have displayed a knowledge of sources and content of economic information and data, and appreciate their use in research

Have demonstrated the ability to carry out self-directed study and research, understand the limitations and be able to comment upon research outputs.

Have learned to understand the importance of, and be able to construct, rigorous argument to help evaluate ideas, including those at the forefront of research.

TypeTimingWeighting
Report (3000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour101010000000
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour000001110000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Andrew Newell

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/1932

Miss Margherita Bove

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/396253

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