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Write a paper on given topics.
Topic 1: Inferential Stats
The task is to perform some simple (bivariate) tests of inferential statistics. You can use the database you created for homework assignment 1, or any other database containing at least 3 variables and at least 30-50 observations. The idea is to run one or two simple tests, you can decide which type of tests to use (e.g. cross tabs + Chi2 tests, comparisons of means, correlation, regression analysis). You will need to choose which method suits your purposes best. You should start with explicitly stating the question(s) you want to investigate. Then you should state the working and null hypothesis of your question(s). You should choose the right form of statistical test, perform the test and interpret the findings (size of effects, standard errors, statistical significance/ error probability). Please also state what you have to conclude on the basis of the hypothesis/es posed. You should interpret these findings not only in terms of statistical significance, but substantive size. Finally, you should conclude by arguing how one could possibly criticize your finding and/ or how you would refine the investigation method (more data, other tests, other variables...).
Word count/pages: 1500.
Topic 2: The European Union in the time of crisis: challenges and opportunities
Research essay outline:
Title: The European Union in the time of crisis: challenges and opportunities
This paper shall try to explore the challenges that Euro crisis (2009-till present) has brought about to the European integration as well as the opportunities it provided for revising the extant institutional framework. The research paper will provide a reader with the background of the crisis, case of Greece and EU's response to the crisis, major changes in the institutional framework of European economic governance that may reinforce further economic and political integration in the EU. Also, the paper will address the issues of uncertain future of the European currency and Euro area and the whole European Union in general.
Word count/pages: 3500
Topic 3: Poverty Eradication in South Asia (India and Bangladesh): challenges and opportunities
Title: Poverty Eradication in South Asia (India and Bangladesh): challenges and opportunities
I am expected to write a short research proposal (10pages) on a topic related to International Development (mentioned above). The main research questions could be: How can we eradicate poverty in India and Bangladesh? What are root causes of poverty in this region of World? Why governments and international community failed to significantly eliminate poverty in these countries in the past? Etc...
Please provide at least a couple of graphs/diagrams or other visual aids to support your findings and a proposal.
Word count/pages: 10 pages (roughly 2000-2500 words incl. references and annexes, if any).
Total Word count 7500.