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Assessment materials for Statistics in Economics

DeSTRESS project interactive questions

Created by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University and released under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.

This is a set of 11 interactive tests, drawing randomly on over 400 question types, each of which produces thousands of different questions.

You can access these questions in two ways.

  1. They are part of the MathsEG online service, which you can configure via the teacher interface.
  2. The Downloadable version can run on a PC with Java (a free download). For detailed instructions, consult the METAL project.


  1. Notation and basics
  2. Measures of location
  3. Measures of dispersion - percentiles
  4. Measures of dispersion - variance and
  5. Correlation and regression
  6. Probability
  7. Discrete random distributions
  8. Normal distribution
  9. Binomial distribution
  10. Poisson distribution
  11. Forecasting

University of Sussex

The below assessment questions and exercises are presented without answers.

Class exercises

Class exercises in Excel

Assessed coursework projects


Jonathan Parker, Keele University

Worksheets from PIR20069 - Approaches to Political Analysis


Stephen Ansolabehere, MIT

Quantitative Research in Political Science and Public Policy

MIT OpenCourseWare from 2004, lecture notes, exams and solutions. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Licence

DeSTRESS Project

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