The primary text for this course is Doing Economics: A Guide to Understanding and Carrying Out Economic Research. It’s available used from Amazon or new from the publisher, CENGAGE Learning. To order a used copy, click on the above link. To order from the publisher, call their customer service number at 1-800-354-9706 and give them the ISBN: 0618379835 .
This book contains almost everything you need to know to complete the research project for this course. Of course, that assumes you read the book. To encourage your reading, 10% of your final grade will be given for your analysis of the text. For each chapter in the text, I would like you to submit two things to Canvas:
- A list of anything in the chapter you don’t feel you understand, and
- Identification of one thing in the chapter you found most surprising or interesting.
I will make sure to spend time in class to clarify items from 1. If you don’t identify anything you don’t understand, I will assume you know the material and can explain it in class.
Each analysis will be due the night before we begin discussion in class of each chapter. The first chapter analysis will be for Chapter 2.