Introduction to Statistics and Programming

An introduction to statistical approaches and computer programming used by economists to study real-world problems. 

This course introduces students to the formal statistical approaches used by economists in analysing the real world using computer programs. It will prepare you to develop the skills necessary to engage with more advanced electives in the undergraduate course which rely heavily on such approaches. In addition to learning basic probability and distributions, you will also learn some essentials on R Programming language. This sets you on a path to learn more advanced computational techniques for data analysis in future courses.