Masters Programmes in the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UWE

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance,
Bristol Business School,
University of the West of England, Bristol

Empirical Analysis: UMECY5-15-M

Module Leader: Paul Dunne
Lecturer: Paul Dunne

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This module is running in this form for the first time this year (2010-2011). It is based around the old Research Methods 2 module so information on this module will provide useful guidance.
Note that it will run fornightly 14.00-18.00 starting on 18th Jan 2011.

  • Deadline for proposal: 15th February 2011.
  • Deadline for project: 5th of May, 2011.

  • Module handbook in pdf format is here

    1. Introduction
    2. Doing a disseration: Notes
    3. Session on using Stata: Welcome to Stata Introductory exercise
    4. Research Methodology: Notes and readings
    5. Data Collection in Surveys, Questionnaires, Interviews: notes and readings
    6. Survey Methods: Notes Readings Exercises using RSA GHS
    7. Econometric Methods for Cross Section Data: Notes Exercise Data
    8. Econometric Methods and Surveys: Notes Readings and exercises as above
    9. Panel Data Methods: Notes Exercise Readings
    10. Student Project Presentations:


  • Project info here
  • Past RM2 exam paper here

  • Resources

  • Dissertation homepage here
  • A valuable resource on plagiarism and how to avoid it is here
  • Help with Maths here
  • Instructions on using FAME to get company data here

  • Updated by JPD 14 Feb 2011