Assessment materials for Statistics in Economics
DeSTRESS project interactive questions
Created by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University and released under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
This set allows you to choose from 11 topics each comprising questions that produce thousands of different questions at runtime. They are part of the MathsEG online service, which you can configure via the teacher interface.
- Notation and basics: sigma notation, summations, data types
- Measures of location: arithmetic mean, median, mode
- Measures of dispersion - percentiles: deciles, general percentiles, lower quartiles, upper quartiles, using quartiles
- Measures of dispersion - variance and st.dev.: range, population deviation, population variance, sample deviation, sample variance
- Correlation and regression: PMCC, SRCC, regression
- Probability: definitions, addition rule general, addition rule independent events, addition rule mutually exclusive events, multiplication rule conditional, multiplication rule independent events, Bayes theorem, combinations, permutations
- Discrete random distributions: cumulative, expected values, properties, variance
- Normal distribution: confidence intervals, contextual, decontextual, standard normal distribution, two bounds
- Binomial distribution: cumulative using theory, cumulative using tables, expectation, single event, standard deviation, variance
- Poisson distribution: approximation to the binomial, cumulative
- Forecasting: error measures, exponential smoothing, moving averages, seasonal variation
University of Sussex
The below assessment questions and exercises are presented without answers.
- Class exercise 2
- Class exercise 3
- Class exercise 4
- Class exercise 5
- Class exercise 6
- Class exercise 7
- Class exercise 8
- Class exercise 9
Class exercises in Excel
Assessed coursework projects
- Project 1: The Relationship between Criminal Activity, Deterrence and the Unemployment Rate
- Project 2: The Determinants of Female Labour Force Participation in the USA
- Project 3: The Determinants of Household Poverty in the USA
Jonathan Parker, Keele University
Worksheets from PIR20069 - Approaches to Political Analysis
- Scientific Method
- Contrasting Traditional Scientific Method with Interpretivism
- Ontology and Epistemology
- Research Design - Threats to Validity
Stephen Ansolabehere, MIT
MIT OpenCourseWare from 2004, lecture notes, exams and solutions. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Licence
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