Syllabus

Titel
0707 Specialization Course - Economics of Distribution
LV-Leiter/innen
Franziska Disslbacher, MSc (WU), Dr. Sofie Waltl, B.Sc.
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    4
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
17.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 06.10.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 06.10.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 13.10.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 13.10.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 20.10.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 20.10.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 27.10.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 27.10.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 03.11.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 03.11.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 10.11.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 10.11.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 17.11.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 17.11.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 24.11.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 24.11.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 01.12.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 01.12.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 15.12.2020 12:00 - 14:00 Online-Einheit
Dienstag 15.12.2020 16:00 - 19:00 Online-Einheit

Inhalte der LV

The course provides a comprehensive overview about research in inequality and research methods applied. Students will acquire skills to critically assess and discuss research articles in this domain, design and carry out empirical analyses using the statistical software R, and receive an introduction into survey methodology.

The course consists of four blocks:

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to programming with R
  3. Survey Methodology
  4. Topics in Inequality Research

After block 3, there will be an essay exam where students will critically assess a proposed research design and come up with suggestions how to improve it.

 


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

  • A good command of using the statistical software R to perform empirical analyses using survey data

  • A good understanding of the advantage and disadvantages of survey data for research purposes

  • A good understanding of current lines of research in the domain of inequality

  • The ability to understand research articles and critically assess research designs and results

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

(Virtual) Attendance strictly required

Lehr-/Lerndesign

This course is designed as a virtual class. You can be present occasionally, but participation without physical presence is also possible (due to COVID-19). However, it is required to have a stable and reliable internet connection during all sessions. 

The course mixes lectures, practical sessions where students work with survey data, and statistical software packages, as well as virtual student presentations.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

R Exercises (30%) 

Student presentation (25%) 

Quizzes (35 %) 

Active participation in discussions (10%)

Literatur

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Papers will be distributed via the learning platform.


Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Enrollment is based on the usual ‘first come – first serve’ principle. If you are registered but not able to participate, de-register via LPIS during the registration period so your place is available to students on the waiting list.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

 franziska.disslbacher@wu.ac.at; sofie.waltl@wu.ac.at

 

Frei definierbares Kommentierungsfeld

Students are required to bring their own laptop (with R or R Studio installed) to all lectures; students can rent a notebook at the Library and Learning Center.  

Deadlines are strict; no extensions will be granted.

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 05.06.2020



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