040639 UK Exact Tests not only for Experimental Economics (MA) (2015W)
- Registration is open from Mo 14.09.2015 09:00 to Th 24.09.2015 14:00
- Deregistration possible until We 21.10.2015 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
data sets, and analyzing data sets. Each of these three parts will be separately graded and
counts equally towards the final grade.
Prerequisites: knowledge of statistics at an undergraduate level.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
testing hypotheses and running regressions that are exact. One goal of this course is to teach
students how to use R in order to analyze data sets. Laptops will be used in class to
demonstrate methods. Students will learn how to analyze data sets and how to read and
understand empirical papers.Who is this course for? Anyone who is curious and
who is genuinely interested in uncovering what is hidden in the data and who is interested
in making mathematically sound claims. Of course many applications cannot be dealt (yet)
with an exact method as often there is too much going on. However this course will
demonstrate that there are lots of relevant areas where one can make exact statements,
including running linear regressions.
most statistical methods typically make claims about data sets that are not in accordance
with the underlying theory and methodology. This is because they make claims about
significance that are based on assuming that the data is infinitely large (they are based on
asymptotic theory). Remember that typically we do not think that the data is normally
distributed, but that is approximately and we will talk about why this sort of approximation
is not what one needs.