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Doing economics: Measuring climate change

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Application Deadlines

Ongoing (every four weeks)

Programme Duration

4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week

Academic Direction
Modes of Study

This MOOC gives students practical experience to work with real-world data and with applications to important policy issues in today’s society.

About this course:

The course is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students whose degree programs involve quantitative methods, secondary school students at GCSE level or anyone who wants practical training in using statistical software to analyse data.

You will learn specific data handling skills in Excel and use techniques to analyse climate change data, with appropriate readings to provide background information on the data you will work with. You will also learn about the consequences of climate change and how governments can address this issue.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how data can be used to assess the extent of climate change
  • Produce appropriate bar charts, line charts, and scatterplots to visualise data
  • Calculate and interpret summary statistics
  • Explain the challenges with designing and implementing policies that address climate change.
Collecting data on climate change via touch screen
Learn to understand how real-world data can be used to assess the extent of climate change.