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Basic Statistics for Economists

  • 15 credits

This course gives you an introduction to the basic principles of statistics and an overview of the methods that can be useful in economic applications. You will learn the basics for making market surveys, compile data for decision making and basic econometric methods.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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The course provides basic knowledge of the planning and execution of statistical research and its selection methods. You will learn how to locate data sources, and to utilize suitable the data as a basis for statistical decision making. You will also learn the basics for constructing a questionnaire and how to present the results. The course gives you an introduction in how to identify, solve and interpret elementary statistical problems with economic applications.

  • Course structure

    The course is given at day time, full time.

    The course forms part of the Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration, but you can also study it as a freestanding course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching forms consist of lectures and exercises. Individual written examinations and oral examinations of group work are compulsory.

    Language: English

    Course information

    More information for registered students will be found in Athena.

    Assessment

    Examination will be in the form of written and oral examination and hand in assignments.

    Examiner

    Teachers spring 2020

    Course coordinator

    Ulf Högnäs

    You will find Ulf's reception hours in the link above. If you want to visit Ulf outside of his reception hours, you are welcome to e-mail him for an appointment.

    Teaching assistants

    Group 1:
    Group 2:
    Group 3: Susy Caraza
    Group 4: Susy Caraza
    Group 5: Susy Caraza
    Group 6: Anna Stenkvist
    Group 7: Anna Stenkvist
    Group 8: Anna Stenkvist

  • Contact

    If you have questions about the course, please contact the cours coordinator:

    Teachers spring 2020

    Course coordinator

    Ulf Högnäs

    You will find Ulf's reception hours in the link above. If you want to visit Ulf outside of his reception hours, you are welcome to e-mail him for an appointment.

    Teaching assistants

    Group 1:
    Group 2:
    Group 3: Susy Caraza
    Group 4: Susy Caraza
    Group 5: Susy Caraza
    Group 6: Anna Stenkvist
    Group 7: Anna Stenkvist
    Group 8: Anna Stenkvist

    If you have questions about studying at the Department of Statistics, please contact our study- and career counselor: Jenny Rosen.