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EC125: Computing and Data Analysis

  • Jeremy Smith

    Module Leader
6 CATS - Department of Economics
Summer Module
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

This module is a research-led module, which exposes students to appropriate statistical packages to which will enable students to apply techniques learnt in first year statistics modules to real world data. You will gain an understanding of how programme within the statistical package, thereby enabling the student to present statistical data in a simple and meaningful way (tables, graphs), how to develop hypothesis tests from the data. Students will gain skills in presenting statistical data and report writing.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Undertake basic statistical analysis and hypothesis testing of datasets.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures will be used to provide examples of data description, students will then practice in computer lab sessions and have exercise sheets to practice themselves.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Group project. Use and undertake basic programming in the selected statistical software package.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Both lectures and computer lab sessions will be used to introduce the software.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Group project. Undertake basic cleaning of micro datasets and preliminary data description of those datasets. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures will be used to provide examples of data description, students will then practice in computer lab sessions and have exercise sheets to practice themselves.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Group project. Write reports of their data description and data analysis, distilling key insights and conclusions.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Exercise sheets will give students practice at report writing. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Group project and individual exercise sheets

Syllabus

The module will typically cover the following topics:Computing skills; Economic statistics; Descriptive statistics; Data awareness; Data analysis; Report-writing and report-presentation

Context

Core Module
L100 - Year 1, L116 - Year 1, LM1D (LLD2) - Year 1, V7ML - Year 1, L1L8 - Year 1
Pre or Co-requisites
None
Pre-requisite for
EC203
Restrictions
This module is restricted to L100, L116, LM1D/LLD2, V7ML students and L1L8 students on Route B.
Part-year Availability for Visiting Students
Not available on a part-year basis

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Coursework (10%), Group Project (90%)
Exam Timing
N/A

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