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EC Thesis

Examination of methods of analysis commonly used in economics and business. Emphasis on non-experimental and quasi-experimental designs necessitating the use of models. and large sample methods, case studies, surveys, regression and forecasting.


Time Series - same phenomina over specificed length of time

Cross Section - 1 point of time in multiple places

Pooled - combination of time series and cross section data


General Data Sources

Before starting consider which government, agency or organization might have collected data on this topic.
Also consider the time period -- current or  historical, and the format -- table to print or data to download to a spreadsheet.

Helpful Links

EconLit, Business Source Complete (Ebsco Databases)

- show graphs in results list

Wolfram Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine,

- gives access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics

Government Sources - ".gov"

- census (population, economic, agricultural, etc.), statistical branches (Education, health, Commerce, etc.)