No marks are awarded for tutorial attendance. However, a record of attendance at tutorials will be kept. Students should note that 80% attendance is required by UNSW and Business School rules. In certain circumstances, such as where a request for special consideration is made in relation to assessment items, tutorial attendance will be taken into account in determining your final assessment or whether special consideration is granted.
Attendance at 9 of 12 tutorials will be deemed as meeting the requirement. Students must sign on by 10 minutes from the start of tutorial to qualify as ‘in attendance’. Signing on for another student will be treated as misconduct.
If, owing to illness or other exceptional circumstances, you are unable to attend your usual tutorial, you may try to attend another tutorial in the same week. However, you are required to attend your usual tutorial class at least 9 times during the session. This allows for occasional absence due to minor illness and other reasons, hence special consideration applications will not reduce this requirement.
The tutor will check your attempts to answer tutorial questions. These are not part of the assessments but will be kept on records in case you require special consideration. It will also give the lecturer in charge an idea on your progress during the semester in case of a failing grade in the final exam. Students should also note that, in certain circumstances, such as where a request for special consideration is made in relation to final examination, tutorial attendance will be taken into account in determining your final assessment or whether special consideration is granted.
In order to review your progress, written answers for pre-specified questions will be collected during week 6 and week 9 tutorials.
The assignments will be marked and handed back as promptly as possible.
Written answers must be neatly presented. Pages must be stapled and the student name and number must be indicated. More details on the assignments will be provided in class and on the website.
Students should submit their OWN individual assignments.
The purpose of the assignments is to test knowledge and understanding of econometric concepts, methodology and interpretation of results and the ability to apply econometric reasoning in solving a realistic problem. It will also provide a self-test of how you are doing in the course.
In keeping with the main objectives of the course students are expected to gain some experience in “doing econometrics”. The major project serves this purpose. Students will have chosen from a list of pre-assigned topics to analyse. The results of the analysis will be presented in the form of a report. The report must be typewritten and stapled. Student name and number must be clearly indicated on the cover page.
Note that although the questions specific to the project can be discussed with the lecturer and the tutors, specific answers will not be provided as these will form part of the assessment.
Project group work
Students shall work together on the project and teams of up to a maximum of 4 students shall submit a joint project. More details about the project group work will be given in Moodle.
There is a requirement for students to present joint project assignments and students MAY NOT choose to submit individual project assignments.
The group members are required to complete a peer assessment sheet for the project. It is your responsibility to resolve any workload among the group members. The peer assessment sheet will be used to assess each member’s contribution to the project. In the event of a big discrepancy between group members’ contribution, the mark allocated to each member will be an average weighted by their peers’ assessment.
Final Exam Format (50%)
A two-hour final examination will be held during the University’s final examination period. It will cover material from the entire course. The format of the exam will be discussed in the lectures.
The purpose of the final examination is to assess knowledge of econometric concepts, methodology and interpretation of results relating to the models reviewed in class. It is designed to test your learning and understanding of both the theoretical and empirical aspects of different econometric techniques discussed, as outlined in the Learning Activities and Teaching Strategies.