RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2021/2
Module code: ECOM067
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The modules provides general tools for undertaking research in Economics.
It is structured in three main parts. First, it provides overviews of programming, such as in Stata, Matlab and R. Second, faculty will present their current research and frontier topics in their field of economics. Third, students will participate in reading groups to discuss journal articles that relate to the fields of economics students will present/research in.
CORRADI Valentina (Economics)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 12
Independent Learning Hours: 98
Guided Learning: 22
Captured Content: 18
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• Overviews of programming, such as Stata, Matlab and R
• How to construct a literature review
• How to organise a research paper, and linking this to the research proposal
• Frontier topics in Microeconomics (theory and applied), Macroeconomics (theory and applied) and Econometrics, relating to the research of faculty in the School of Economics, and related reading therein.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||ONLINE PRESENTATION||30|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to summarise and critically discuss literature in top peer reviewed journals, and identify a suitable research question and structure a proposal to engage with this question.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Individual presentation (30 minutes) in Week 11
• Individual research proposal (3000 words) to be handed in one week before the presentation
Class participation and discussion.
Students will receive verbal feedback on their individual oral presentation and written feedback on their submitted research proposal.
- The module aims to develop students’ independent research skills. In particular, to provide general transferable skills on writing a research paper. At the end of the module students should be able to write a research proposal for their MRes dissertation.
|001||Be able to read, interpret and critically discuss a journal article in a top general or top field economics journal||KC|
|002||Present a research paper in a critical way||KPT|
|003||Develop a viable research proposal||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce students to academic research in economics and enable them to interpret, reproduce and discuss economic journal articles in top general or top field economics journals.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Interactive weekly small group lectures and tutorials/labs designed to enable students to engage with frontier topics in economics, identify a research question and structure an economics paper.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Economics MRes||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.