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Economics Research Report Part 1 (ECON90071)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeECON90071
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The Economics Research Report involves a two-semester program of study, (commencing in Semester 1 and completed in one calendar year). The Research Report is unsupervised but each student will be allocated an adviser to whom they can address questions. Students will be required to conduct and present the results of an independent piece of economic research.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identify and develop a suitable and feasible topic;
  • Identify the bibliographic and data sources relevant to the topic;
  • Analyse the literature relevant to the topic;
  • Apply appropriate economic and econometric methods of analysis;
  • Orally present research in progress;
  • Complete a written research Report.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence
  • Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of theory to economic policy and business decision making
  • Accessing economic and other information
  • Summary and interpretation of information
  • Using computer programs
  • Statistical reasoning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication

Last updated: 16 August 2017