ECON42480 Statistics HDip

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces the main techniques of statistics as used in economics. Students will be introduced to numerical and graphical techniques for representing data. The course outlines the use of simple linear regression, the basic tool of empirical economics. Following a revision of basic probability theory, the use of probability distributions of random variables will be covered. The final part of the course covers the theory of estimation, statistical inference and hypothesis testing. There will be regular exercise sheets for self-assessment.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to (i) present and summarise data, (ii) apply statistical methods to economic analysis (and other areas of life); (iii) recognise how statistics can be sometimes misleading; (iv) employ basic econometric tools.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Attend lectures and tutorials, do problem sets 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ECON20040 - Statistics for Economists

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Class Test: Midterm Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
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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) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 09:00 - 09:50