Applications of Data Analysis

The details
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC L11012 Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L11024 Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L110UH Applied Economics and Data Analysis

Module description

The module has three parts:
1 An introduction to different types of panel datasets and their issues,
and to the statistical software.
2 An introduction to survey methodology, with particular focus on
attrition, response rates, sample frames, and weighting.
3 Applications of panel data methods to the study of labour markets,
with particular focus on marriage, unemployment and wages.

Module aims

The aims of the module are threefold. The first aim is to introduce
students to applications of longitudinal data analysis based
on microeconometric techniques. The second aim is to instruct students
in the basics of survey methodology, including issues such as attrition,
response rates, sampling frames and weighting. The third aim is to
develop an understanding of the links between the predictions of
economic theory and empirical implementation of such theory using longitudinal data. To deepen students understanding, the whole
course is based on the lab, where students perform supervised practical
analyses of longitudinal data (specifically on the British Household Panel Survey) and familiarise with basic PC statistical programs (STATA).

Module learning outcomes

To aquire key stills in Conceptualisation, Originality, Data analysis, Data analysis software, Analytical reasoning, Critical evaluation, Interpretation of math, Econometrics and statistics and Independent inquiry.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

4 hours lecture per week Weeks (21 - 25) all in the lab. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment     
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Angus Holford, email:
Angus Holford. Additional Teaching Staff: Ioannis Korkos
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External examiner

Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Available via Moodle
Of 26 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
26 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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