# EC331 - Research in Applied Economics

**Module code:**EC331**Module name:**Research in Applied Economics**Department:**Economics**Credit:**30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

The module provides an opportunity to deepen and consolidate previous knowledge by applying the basic ideas of economics to pursue research on a question of the studentâ€™s own choice. In answering their research question students will be expected to use a combination of economic analysis and statistical techniques. The project will often use econometric methods, but there is also an option to produce a project based on applied economic theory. Students are expected to attend lectures on research methodology, formulate an initial proposal and refine their choice into a manageable research question under the supervision of a member of academic staff who will support student research towards an independent project.

###### Principal learning outcomes

The module provides an opportunity to learn how to do independent applied economic research. By the end of the module students should be able to understand how economists approach questions and construct persuasive arguments supported by theory and empirical evidence. Students will develop the ability to frame a research question, identify and apply an appropriate model to address their question, develop an appropriate data set, select appropriate ways to test a specific hypothesis, use their results to create a scholarly argument, present their research orally to an audience and in a written form.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

7 Lecture hours and 19 Support and Feedback classes plus 6 extra contact hours.

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## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
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30 CATS (Module code: EC331-30) | ||

A (Assessed work only) | Assignment 2 (Final Project) | 80% |

Presentation 1 | 6% | |

Presentation 2 | 6% | |

Assignment 1 (Literature Review) | 8% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L114) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L117) - Year 4

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LV16) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year) (Y603) - Year 4