ECON 475 - Research Methodology
This course provides an introduction to research methods and designs and is available to all undergraduate students. This comprehensive introductory course includes writing a research proposal, developing research questions, identifying databases or developing appropriate instruments to develop datasets, conducting a literature review, selecting appropriate empirical models, and writing a report after analysis. The primary objective of this course is to learn about applied research and construct a hands on project. The first half of this course will focus more on the theoretical side while the last half of this course will offer the application side through in depth training using a statistical software package. Upon successful completion students will become novice researchers. An additional goal for the course is to prepare students for graduate studies and to aid in their admission to quality graduate programs by giving them the skills and experience needed to succeed at this level. Students also gain a visible research record by presenting and/or publishing their research which should increase the chances of being accepted into these graduate programs.
Requisites: MATH 120B and ECON 335, or equivalent statistics courses, or instructor permission (Required, Previous)
Credits: 4 cr
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