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Effective QW assignments in economics come in a variety of flavors from simple to complex. They can be used in courses at all levels from principles of economics to senior capstones. They can be done in-class or out-of-class. They can be individual or group assignments. The analysis can be simple or complex. For examples in other disciplines, see the Pedagogy in Action collection.

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Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Examples
Steven Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
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.

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