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EC125 - Computing and Data Analysis

  • Module code: EC125
  • Module name: Computing and Data Analysis
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 6

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop undergraduate students' research skills: students will have to work independently and find things out for yourself; To develop undergraduate students' computing skills: students will be taught how to generate pictures/diagrams and equations in word, to present data in tables and graphs in excel and be given an introduction to an advance statistical software package; To learn about data handling and data description; To learn relevant economic statistics and hypothesis testing: this module will include numerical work on microeconomic datasets, which is part of the basic training of every economist.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module you should have: Experience of using information technology as a research resource; Experience of report writing using appropriate information technology; A good knowledge of the Stata statistical package; Undertake basic statistical analysis and hypothesis testing of datasets; Experience of official web-based micrro-based statistical sources from the Data Archive at Essex. Experience of working in a group; collaborating and working with others to achieve a goal.

Timetabled teaching activities

" Two workshops and one lecture (during the Autumn Term) and up to nine lectures (during the Spring Term). "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: EC125-6)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 90%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1