Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Statistics for Agricultural Economists * TEP   310 6 2 3 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Tuna ALEMDAR
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiTUNA ALEMDAR1. Öğretim Grup:A
To gain skills to get access to the secondary data related to agricultural economics; to apply basic sampling knowledge regarding primary data acquisition; to summarize data by classifying them in various forms; estimating and calculating various statistical measures such as indices, parities, trade rates
Definition and classification of statistics, statistical resources; statistical data mostly used in agricultural economics, their classification and data resources; compilation of statistical data, data compilation techniques (questionnaires, observations, experiments and projections); basic information required for quantitative analysis of numerical data; basic and compound index calculation methods; use of indices; growth rate calculations; time series analysis (long term movements and trends, cyclical variations, seasonal variations and irregular or random movements)

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
is be able to explain and apply basic theories related to major science and engineering courses in order to form a foundation which enables him/her to understand advanced level subjects related to his/her profession
is able to describe, intorduce and evaluate crop and animal production techniques, tools and equipment used in this area and explain role, importance and development of agriculture in national and world economy
is able to describe characteristics and interrelations of all stages from production to consumption in agricultural sector; is able to describe basic concepts related to efficienct and sustianable use of resources; is able to explain and apply basic econ
is able to explain concepts, thought, theory and methods related to major economic, social, natural, cultural, institutional, organizational and legal factors affecting activities in agricultural sector and rural areas, also national and international for
is able to apply basic principles of economics to the problemes encountered in agricultural sector
is able to show and express economic and social data to be used in agricultural decision making process in tables, graphs and mathematical symbols
is able to apply ecosystem, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, rural development, planning and technology use related knowledge to crop and animal production and marketing processes
determines required data related to the analysis of problems encountered in agricultural sector, critically examines and uses those data, selects a proper frame, model and method for the analysis, and evaluates results of the analysis
uses basic information technologies in the analysis of economic and social data and uses software prepared for this purpose and interpretes results
is able to carry studies related to his/her field independently and according to the legal procedures; is able to give consultancy, supervising, and expertise services in those fields; is able to join to team works
is able to get access to actual and updated information in the field; is able to inquire knowledge obtained and use them for public benefit according to the purpose selected
is able to communicate with sepacialist and non-specialist people both in verbal and written form; is able to select most appropriate communications methods; is able to develop cooperation with stakeholders on producer and organization basis
acquires general and professional foreign language command at a sufficient level to observe professional developments and communicate with colleagues;is able to use information and communication technologies
is able to identify problems that can be encountered in agricultural sector; determines their context, evaluates effects of solutions, projects and policies applied in this context, produces solutions, projects and policy alternatives, foresees possible
is able to describe historical development of the profession, ethical principles obligatory during the performance of the profession and to be consicous of meticulous application of these principles

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Basic statistical concepts: rations, percents, index Lecture notes and recommended resources
2 Important data sources in world and Turkey Lecture notes and recommended resources
3 Descriptive techniques (box diagram etc.) Lecture notes and recommended resources
4 Space and time indexes, constant and variable based indices Lecture notes and recommended resources
5 Simple and compound indices, Laspeyres, Paasche and Fisher indices Lecture notes and recommended resources
6 Transactions with indices Lecture notes and recommended resources
7 Some important compound price indices: TEFE, TÜFE and ÜFE Lecture notes and recommended resources
8 Parity growth rate and calculations Lecture notes and recommended resources
9 Midterm Exam All lecture notes and recommended resources
10 Foreign trade indices Lecture notes and recommended resources
11 Introduction to Time series, compound of time series, trend calculations Lecture notes and recommended resources
12 Trend calculations with Least square method Lecture notes and recommended resources
13 Seasonal fluctuations, cyclical and irregular movements Lecture notes and recommended resources
14 Sampling Methods Lecture notes and recommended resources
15 General Review Lecture notes and recommended resources
16-17 Final Exam All lecture notes and recommended resources

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