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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience I part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Research on Economics of Population part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.

Taking-Risks While Driving: Are there Sex Differences part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a naturalistic observation study in order to test the hypothesis that there are sex differences in risk-taking. Students collect and analyze data and prepare APA style research report.

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Principles of economics students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work.

Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to statistics and data pertaining to economic wellbeing over time across racial (black-white)categories in the U.S.