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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.

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

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

Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.

Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Economics Senior Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

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

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this undergraduate research and service learning project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

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.