ECON10740 Exploring Economics

Academic Year 2023/2024

How do economists identify reputable sources of information for their research? How do new approaches to analysis and new methods of inquiry gain traction in the discipline? How do statistical agencies gather and collate economic information? In this module, students will be introduced to resources and tools for finding information and evaluating the quality of sources in economics. Students will learn about the peer-review process and develop skills in finding pertinent information and published research on a number of topics. Students will work in groups for assignments and develop communication and organisation skills for individual and team-based projects. Students will build skills in online engagement with faculty and peers. Students will develop skills in essay writing and in oral presentation.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will understand how to use library and electronic resources to search for information, reports, and studies and published literature in economics. They will understand how to use a variety of software tools and apps to aid documenting their research, communicating with peers on collaborative projects and presenting their work in written and oral formats. Students will practice essay writing and will make oral presentations.

When is this module offered?
This module will be run in Semester 1 of 2018/19.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group projects
Activity assignments (individual & group)
Online activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module will be restricted to students in the DN710 programme, i.e. Single Majors (ECS4).

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Series of short assignments which may involve presentations and short essays. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided on assignments either individually; where group projects have been assigned, feedback will be given to each group

Name Role
Dr Sarah Parlane Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Yung-Shiang Yang Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 16:50