Economics

Statistics and Introductory Econometrics

Module code: L1022
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Class, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module provides an introduction to the statistical techniques used in economics, and includes computer-based applications.

Topics covered include:

  • summarising and plotting data
  • basic probability theory
  • hypothesis testing
  • correlation analysis; and
  • bivariate and multiple regression analysis.

You are introduced in greater detail to the EXCEL spreadsheet package, which you will use for your assessed modulework.

Module learning outcomes

  • Have demonstrated a knowledge of quantitative techniques appropriate to the study of economics
  • Have displayed a knowledge of sources and content of economic information and data
  • Have demonstrated the ability to carry out self-directed study and research