About the course
The course is a continuation of the course Introduction to social science research methods. The objective is to give students a comprehensive introduction to some of the main the statistical techniques that fall under the heading of econometrics. In particular, the emphasis is on linear regression analysis and its extensions.
Application is the key word for the course. The instructor will demonstrate the statistical analyses in class and the students will replicate these in a “computer room” after class under supervision. As the first part of a mandatory hand-in (or term paper), students will in groups (up to 5) gather their own data for an econometrics project. The second part of this hand-in/term paper, carried out in pairs, consist of demonstrating the various “tricks of the trade” covered during the course. The evaluation of the hand-in/term paper emphasizes clarity and ability to reason in the presentation of results.
Studentmund, A. H. (2014). Using Econometrics. A Practical Guide. Sixth Edition. Pearson New International Edition, USA. Some chapters are not required reading.
An introductory course in social science research methods; an introductory course in calculus/mathematics and statistics (advisable)
Possible timetable collision
The course cannot be combined with the following:
- Educational Development
- Video Production
- Contemporary Scandinavian Fiction
- Media and Politics