SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Elementary Statistics

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 1 or Year 2
Taught in:
Term 1

This is one of two 15 credit module to offer a survey of statistical techniques for economists and an introduction to working with economic data. 

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Upon successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Obtain economic data and transform them appropriately for analysis
  • Use spreadsheets and statistical software to undertake graphical and statistical analysis of economic data
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to use basic descriptive statistic techniques
  • Apply the elementary principles of probability and statistical theory

Method of assessment

  • 50% Exam
  • 40% Policy Brief
  • 10% Quiz

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