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Methods of Regional and EU Analysis


ECTS credits: 3

Weekly workload: 1hours lecture + 2 hours practical exercise

Assessment: continuous assessment

Type of exam: written



This course aims:

  • To acquaint students with the various research methods;
  • To improve their skills of implementing these methods of analysis and prognosis;
  • To equip students with the methodological skills for regional and EU analysis in the spheres of regional demography, sociology, economics.

Course content

Research designs and basic statistical methods. Methods of regression analysis. Demographic methods  and analysis. Regional economic analysis techniques. Forecasting and building measures.


Teaching and assessment

Practice sessions are twice more than lectures  which shows the practical orientation of the course. Practical work is done in a computer laboratory and students have a free on-line access to teaching materials. Students are required to exercise effort and do their own regional analysis with the available software and the acquired skills for quantitative analysis. Assessment is complex – it takes into consideration the activity of each student during the practice sessions, the course assignment (20%) and the regular semester tests (80%).


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