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Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Examples
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.
Computer Security with Windows XP part of Examples
Class in America--2008 part of Examples
This is a writing assignment for first-year composition. Students have a sample essay that uses statistics and case studies as evidence. Students are asked to use statistics persuasively.
Creating and Reading Two-Way Tables - Pendulum and Sobriety Testing part of Examples
This activity involves students actively to create and understand two-way tables.
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.
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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.
Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.
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.
Quantifying gustatory sensitivity using signal detection theory part of Examples
In this lab, students explore the complex relationship between sensory stimulus and perceptual experience. This lab demonstrates how "noise" in the perceptual system, individual variability, and sensory adaptation influence perceptual judgments.