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Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets part of Examples
This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

Subject: Political Science

The Logic of Congressional Elections part of Examples
A variety of quantitative approaches to Congressional elections in which students learn the causes of electoral outcomes, the predictability of those outcomes, and intervening variables that produce unexpected outcomes.

Subject: Political Science

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Examples
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Subject: History, Environmental Science

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Examples
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

Subject: Economics

Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature part of Examples
This activity introduces the students to the usefulness of quantitative material in studying and writing about socially-conscious literature.

Subject: English

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Examples
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Subject: Fine Arts

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Subject: Political Science

Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of 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.

Subject: Economics

Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of 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.

Subject: Economics

Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of 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.

Subject: Economics