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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 themselves; 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 the module the student should be able to use and undertake basic programming in the selected statistical software package; undertake basic cleaning of micro datasets and preliminary data description of those datasets; undertake basic statistical analysis and hypothesis testing of datasets; write reports of their data description and data analysis, distilling key insights and conclusions.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 Lecture hours

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ec125

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
6 CATS (Module code: EC125-6)
A (Assessed work only) Assignment 1 10%
  Assignment 2 90%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • 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 French Studies and Economics (4-year) (R1L1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French and Economics (4-year) (R1L4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Economics (4-year) (R2L1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German and Economics (4-year) (R2L4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian and Economics (4-year) (R3L4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and Economics (4-year) (R4L1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages and Economics (4-year) (R9L1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
Optional

N/A