Statistics and Introductory Econometrics (L1022)
15 credits, Level 5
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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 125 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Accounting and Finance BSc
- Business and Management Studies (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Business and Management Studies BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BA