Data Analysis and Statistics with STATA – Online Resources for Undergraduate Programs

Title Data Analysis and Statistics with STATA - Online Resources for Undergraduate Programs
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Nisha Malhotra
Year 1: Funded Amount 25,026
Year 1: Team Members

Diana Whistler, Lecturer, Vancouver School of Economics
Andrew Owen, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Arts

Project Summary

We will develop online resources that enhance conceptual understanding and statistical computing skills for students in economics and more broadly:

1) video tutorials that review statistical concepts and teach the statistical software STATA.
2) associated written resources covering central data analytic techniques. 3) pre and post tutorial assignments.

Conducting quantitative research requires both an understanding of statistical concepts and techniques as well as knowledge and skills required when using statistical software. We will create learning objects that aid in both tasks and which create a direct link between the two types of knowledge. These resources will aid learning in introductory statistics courses (e.g. Econ 325, Poli 380) and upper level courses featuring the use of statistics in original research projects (Econ 490, Poli 492). We will create learning modules with each focusing on one major concept covered in Econ 325 and its application in Econ 490. Our modular resources will be easy to adapt in other courses using STATA.