A. H. Studenmund's practical introduction to econometrics combines single-equation linear regression analysis with real-world examples and exercises. Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide provides a thorough introduction to econometrics that avoids complex matrix algebra and calculus, making it the ideal text for the beginning econometrics student, the regression user looking for a refresher or the experienced practitioner seeking a convenient reference.
This book is very reader-friendly and hardly requires any prior studies in statistics and calculus it has a whole chapter on essential statistics for beginners. You wont find much elaborate theoretical proofs and such in this book, instead the focus is on giving the reader practical skills to use econometrics immediately. This book gives a solid foundation in econometrics, especially for those who hate theory and elaborate manipulation of equations where calculus is required. If you mainly seek the practical techniques of econometrics to use in everyday business analysis, and leave theory to the academics, then this book is ideal. It gave me a good foundation before doing intermediate and more theoretical econometrics.
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