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## ES10004: Core skills for economics: statistics and data analysis

Academic Year: 2018/9
Owning Department/School: Department of Economics
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 40%, OT 20%
Assessment Detail:
• Presentation (OT 20%)
• Coursework (CW 40%)
• Examination (EX 40%)
Supplementary Assessment:
ES10004A - Resit Exam (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES10091
Description: Aims:

* To develop research skills: students will have to work both independently and as part of a team
* To develop 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 advanced statistical software package
* To develop skills in data handling and data description
* To develop understanding of relevant economic statistics and hypothesis testing: this unit will include numerical work on microeconomic and macroeconomic datasets
* To develop teamwork and presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes:

* Students will have enhanced skills essential to undertaking and presenting quantitative research.
* Students will have acquired and developed competencies in using Excel to represent and analyse economic data.
* Students will have had an opportunity to participate in writing and presenting a group academic essay/project. In so doing they will have enhanced their understanding of economic relationships from first year Micro and Macroeconomics units.
* Students will be able to use and undertake basic programming in the selected statistical software package
* Understand basic cleaning of micro and macro datasets and preliminary data description of those datasets.

Skills:
Problem-solving, information technology (particularly Excel), ability to work and communicate effectively in a team.

Content:
Topics:
1. What is Economic Data?
2. Presenting Data I (Graphically)
3. Presenting Data II (Descriptive Statistics)
4. Introduction to Stata
5. Presentation and report writing skills
6. Confidence intervals
7. Hypothesis testing I
8. Hypothesis testing II
9. Correlation
10. Introduction to simple regression I
11. Introduction to simple regression II
Programme availability:

#### ES10004 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
• UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 1)
• UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
• UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 1)
• UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
• UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
• UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2018/19 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2019/20 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2018/19. Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures. Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules. Undergraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here. Postgraduates: Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.