Vancouver School of Economics – Developing interactive learning modules for hands-on-econometrics skills

TitleVancouver School of Economics - Developing interactive learning modules for hands-on-econometrics skills
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

Currently, all economics students take several courses in the application of economic theory and models to data using statistical methods. Many students struggle to engage with this material, particularly when it comes to practical applications and hands-on experience – putting them at a disadvantage following graduation or in more advanced courses.

This project will address this challenge by creating a collection of hands-on modules designed around best practices for teaching statistics. These modules, focused on economic questions, models, and data, will use interactive notebook-based technologies to synthesize analysis, discussion, and conceptualization into a single learning experience – appropriate for either laboratory or flipped classroom instruction.

By adapting proven pedagogical strategies and integrating this material throughout the economics curriculum, students will better master these valuable skills. This project will also improve accessibility, by lowering costs and hardware requirements, and will produce a library of open educational resources for broader instructional needs.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJonathan Graves
Year 1: Funded Amount57,990
Year 1: Team Members

Jonathan Graves, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Economics, Faculty of Arts
Marina Adshade, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Economics, Faculty of Arts
Emrul Hasan, Lecturer, Economics, Faculty of Arts
Florian Hoffman, Director, BIE Program / Associate Professor, Economics, Faculty of Arts
Paul Schrimpf, Associate Professor, Economics, Faculty of Arts
Peifan Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Innovative Data in Economics Research, Faculty of Arts
Shameem Chowdhury, Lecturer, Economics, Faculty of Arts