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Unit information: Applied Quantitative Research Methods in 2015/16

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Unit name Applied Quantitative Research Methods
Unit code EFIM20010
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Stephanie von Hinke
Open unit status Not open

EFIM10008 Mathematical and statistical methods 1



School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit aims to provide students with a functional understanding of econometrics, and the ability to interpret econometric models in areas including, limited dependent variables, count variables, panel data, time series, cross-sectional data. Students should be able to interpret output from these models as well as showing knowledge of appropriate models to apply when presented with these data. Students will be expected to develop a small mathematical understanding of the underlying concepts behind Ordinary Least Squares.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Show a functional ability to interpret econometric output from a variety of econometric models

2. Recognise suitable econometric methods to address empirical questions covering categorical variables, continuous variables, panel data and time series.

3. Use computers to model empirical questions.

Teaching Information

20 lectures

10 Exercise lectures

10 clinics

10 small group tutorials

Assessment Information

Summative assessments.

3 hour examination at end of teaching block. This assesses the following learning objectives: Functional ability to interpret econometric output. Ability to recognise suitable econometric methods to address empirical questions.

Formative assessments through fortnightly tutorial classes. These will assess the following learning objectives: Ability to use computers to model empirical questions Ability to recognise suitable econometric methods to address empirical questions

Reading and References

Gujurati, Damodar. Econometrics by Example