Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 2
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Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 3
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INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 1
Exam #:
Student Name (print) _
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INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 2
Exam #:
Student Name (print) _
Student ID#: xxx xx - _
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INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
Economics 3304.001
Spring 2006
Basic Research Techniques
University of Texas at Dallas
Solutions to Homework #4
1. Graph the following probability distribution function, and compute the mean, standard
deviation, skewness, kurtosis, mode, median, and inter
Economics 3304
Isaac McFarlin
Basic Research Techniques
University of Texas at Dallas
Solutions to Homework # 3
1.
a) y = x 2 + x 1
dy
= 2x + 1
dx
b) z = ln (10+y)
dz
1
=
dy 10 + y
c) A = ln(1 + e 9 x )
The chain, logarithmic, and exponential rules are ne
Economics 3304
Isaac McFarlin
Basic Research Techniques
University of Texas at Dallas
Solutions to Homework # 2
1. To approach this problem, one must understand the relationship between future value and present
value, which is articulated as FV = PV (1 +
Economics 3304
Isaac McFarlin
Basic Research Techniques
University of Texas at Dallas
Solutions to Homework # 1
1. Remember that slope for a linear equation can be found by examining the ratio of the
rise over run, using two points on the line.
y y 0 6 (2
Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 3
Exam #:
Student Name (print) _
Student ID#: xxx xx - _
(Only last four digits of ID)
INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 2
Exam #:
Student Name (print) _
Student ID#: xxx xx - _
(Only last four digits of ID)
INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
Economics 3304
Basic Research Techniques in Economics
Professor Isaac McFarlin
Practice Exam 1
Exam #:
Student Name (print) _
Student ID#: xxx xx - _
(Only last four digits of ID)
INSTRUCTIONS:
(1) The exam is closed book; a formula sheet is included and
CITING PROPERLY
Citations
Why We Cite:
Ethics: Give credit where it is due. Every
scholar deserves to be acknowledged for
his/her work.
Back-up: Your paper is only as strong as
the resources you use to support it.
Addressing the problem
Think of a good c