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Demographic Data in Community Assessment part of Examples
As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a local community. The data of the community are compared to the state and the US. This information is used to help identify needs in the community.
Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of 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.
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.
Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Examples
Calculating Divorce Rates part of 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.
Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of Examples
Students experiment with the slope and y-intercept of a line representing a hose used to water several bushes, and try to minimize the total squared error produced by the line.
Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.
Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples
Understanding Acid-Base Titrations using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
This exercise uses a PowerPoint learning module to help students understand the relationship between pH and hydronium concentration in acid-base titrations.