ECM001-Introduction to Econometric Analysis

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Steven Bosworth

Email: s.j.bosworth@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is primarily designed to give students a general understanding of basic econometrics with an emphasis on the interpretation of basic linear regression results and their relevance in economic analysis. 


Aims:

The module aims to introduce students to the empirical analysis of economic models.



 


Assessable learning outcomes:

The module covers various aspects of Econometrics. At the end of the module students should be able to:




  • understand issues involved in regression model specification;

  • interpret regression results;

  • conduct simple hypothesis tests;

  • have a general understanding of the main assumptions that underlie the application of statistics to economic problems.


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:


  • The simple linear regression model, interpretation of different functional forms.

  • The multiple linear regression model.

  • Inference in the multiple linear regression model, hypothesis testing.

  • Further forms of regression models and their interpretation.


Global context:

This module is compulsory for the MSc Business Economics degree programme and is intended to help to prepare students to take the 10 credit Quantitative Research Methods module.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Lectures will be used for the exposition of the principal concepts, principles and techniques. 


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Guided independent study: 40
       
Total hours by term 50
       
Total hours for module

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Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

None. Rather the module helps to prepare students to take another module which is assessed.


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Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

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Last updated: 10 April 2019

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