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NEWS: Which British University Is Right for You? A 2020 Guide

06 November 2019 | Comments Off on NEWS: Which British University Is Right for You? A 2020 Guide

As 2020 applicants are thoroughly studying admission essay topics, many of them are also concerned with making the right choice in this sphere. A recent publication by The Guardian has provided some interesting insights into the changing perceptions of UK universities. Let us revise these league tables and try to identify which educational institution may…

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How to Write a Useful Essay Plan

06 November 2019 | Comments Off on How to Write a Useful Essay Plan

University essays may range from a minimum of 2,000 words all the way to 5,000+ words. In all cases, you are expected to structure your ideas logically and maintain a steady argument, which is sometimes difficult, even for professional writers. Developing a plan at the beginning will guarantee that your writing will remain relevant at all…

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Settling in at University and Dealing with Homesickness

30 October 2019 | Comments Off on Settling in at University and Dealing with Homesickness

Up to 70% of all students experience different degrees of homesickness. While this may seem like a minor issue at first, it may develop into a variety of emotional and physical problems such as emotional instability or the inability to concentrate. Here are some tips that may assist you with settling in at University and…

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How Far Should Your Thesis Be Unique and Innovative?

30 October 2019 | Comments Off on How Far Should Your Thesis Be Unique and Innovative?

A recent story of a Peruvian student defending a PhD thesis on Quechuan culture using the indigenous language is a good example of the new trend in modern education. What can you do to make your contribution to the academic body of literature unique and innovative? How can you differentiate from thousands of theses written…

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Do You Really Need a Specialised University Degree to Succeed in e-Sports?

29 October 2019 | Comments Off on Do You Really Need a Specialised University Degree to Succeed in e-Sports?

A recent article by ScoopWhoop has explored an interesting topic of degrees in e-sports that are presently offered by some UK and US universities. No one questions the fact that the gaming industry has become the new music or traditional sports industries. Millions of dollars are being made daily and professional gamers are playing at…

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Diagnostic Tests for Panel Regressions in Stata

28 October 2019 | Comments Off on Diagnostic Tests for Panel Regressions in Stata

Overview When performing a panel regression analysis in Stata, additional diagnostic tests are run to detect potential problems with residuals and model specification. In order to rely on the estimated coefficients and consider them accurate representations of true parameters, it is important that the assumptions of linear regressions formulated in the Gauss-Markov theorem should be…

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Panel Data Analysis Using Stata

25 October 2019 | Comments Off on Panel Data Analysis Using Stata

To conduct a panel regression analysis in Stata, the following steps should be done. First, a panel dataset should be uploaded into Stata using the command import excel <address> firstrow where excel is the software in which the dataset is created, and firstrow is the command that lets Stata store the first row as variable…

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Random and Fixed Effect Models

Random and Fixed Effect Models in Panel Regression

24 October 2019 | Comments Off on Random and Fixed Effect Models in Panel Regression

When performing a panel regression analysis, the problem of choosing an appropriate model specification arises. A pooled OLS regression assumes that the differences in data between cross-sections and time periods are insignificant so that they can be ignored and treated using a simple OLS regression. However, in real life, distinctions between cross-sections and between time…

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Impact of Recent Technological Innovations on Academic Studies and Learning

23 October 2019 | Comments Off on Impact of Recent Technological Innovations on Academic Studies and Learning

Technology has become a major part of our lives in the modern era. Innovations in the technology space have managed to simplify our day-to-day lives and at the same time ensured that we become more productive. Technology has had a similar impact in the field of academic studies and learning. Students can now make use…

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EVIEWS: What is Vector Autoregression (VAR)

18 October 2019 | Comments Off on EVIEWS: What is Vector Autoregression (VAR)

A vector autoregression model (VAR) is a model often used in statistical analysis, which explores interrelationships between several variables that are all treated as endogenous. This is an atheoretical model meaning that the choice of variables does not have to be backed by any specific theory and the relationship is determined based on the effects…

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