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EC2203   Statistics for Economists

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon, Tue, Thu

The module will provide an introduction to statistical methods and regression analysis. Basic probability theory is introduced in order to build up the framework of statistical inference. Statistical principles are then applied to simple regression analysis. Emphasis will be placed on techniques according to their relevance and application to economics. The module is designed for those planning honours economics.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EC2002 and ( pass EC1003 or pass MT1002 )

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT2004 or take MT2508

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 27 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 2-hour practical classes (x 10 weeks), plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 47

Guided independent study hours: 153

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (2 x 50-minute Class Tests) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr I Merkurieva
Module teaching staff: Dr I Merkurieva