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Economics

Subject Guide - Getting Started

If you are new to conducting research:

Doing economic research involves asking questions about the social world and addressing those questions with data and clear -headed logic, employing mathematical and statistical tools whenever appropriate  to aid the analysis.

Consider reviewing the Starting Your Research tutorial to learn the phases and processes of doing research.

Start your Economics research with these key resources:

What is Economics?

In understanding what economics is, it is crucial to keep in mind that economics today is a scientific discipline. Bringing their particular perspective to the questions of social science, economists formulate theories and collect evidence to test these theories against alternative ideas. Doing economic research involves asking questions about the social world and addressing those questions with data and clear -headed logic, employing mathematical and statistical tools whenever appropriate  to aid the analysis. An undergraduate education in economics focuses on learning to analyze the world in terms of tradeoffs and incentives —that is, to think like an economist.

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