Unit name | Mathematical and Statistical Methods |
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Unit code | EFIM10008 |
Credit points | 20 |
Level of study | C/4 |
Teaching block(s) |
Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12) |
Unit director | Dr. Somekh |
Open unit status | Not open |
Pre-requisites |
A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) |
Co-requisites |
None |
School/department | School of Economics |
Faculty | Faculty of Social Sciences and Law |
The study of economics requires students to use mathematical techniques to model agents’ behaviour, and to use statistical tools to, for example, analyse the impact of economic policy. This unit provides the basic mathematical tools that students will require to study economics units, and the statistical foundations required to analyse economic data. Topics covered will include an introduction to:
Basic statistics including the fundamentals of hypothesis testing
Students will be able:
Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions such as online teaching for large and small group, face-to-face small group classes (where possible) and interactive learning activities
Mathematics problem-based assignment (25%) Probability/Statistics-based assignment (25%) Examination (50%) Each assessments assess all learning outcomes
There is no fixed textbook for this unit, but the following texts may be useful:
Mathematics
Probability/Statistics