Statistics for Economics

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statistics for Economics

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students wishing to enroll in this course must have completed an introductory course in economics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The main uses of the statistical techniques studied on this course are to a) look at common ways of organising messy social and economic data, both in a visual way and using summary statistics that catch the main features of the data and b) to look at to what extent, and under what conditions, we can generalise from typical sample summary statistics to features of the population as a whole. Along the way we will look briefly at such issues as questionnaire design, random sampling, sampling theory, probability theory, different probability distributions, hypothesis testing using parametric and nonparametric tests, and examining relationships between variables.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.