# Activities

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

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Using economic theory to predict outcomes: Applying stylized facts from the literature to the Solow Model part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Students often do not understand how to derive a theoretical model and how to manipulate it to get predictions. The emphasis of this pedagocial example is to show students how they can manipulate the Solow model to predict outcomes. Student develop a set of "stylized facts" from a literature search. They then used those stylized facts to manipulate the model to answer a complex real-world question whose answer is ambigous.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.

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.

Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Teaching Methods:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.

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.