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Accessibility Statement for Doing economics: people, markets and policy (DD309)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 1-20 minutes long (all with transcripts), diagrams, multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for all module content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials.  Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning. 

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students and this is assessed. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.

Practical work

Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. The module extends your experience of working in an online environment, with a requirement to work with online materials as well as printed books.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams and graphs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are not provided.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.

Assessment

This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, Interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online.

Feedback

You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.

Schedule

All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

Specialist software

The module materials and assessment ask you to use the following specialist statistical software: gretl.

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