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Quantifying Competing Claims about Indian Language Literatures part of Examples
Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie part of Examples
This assignment is designed to introduce quantitative reasoning and critical thinking in viewing documentary videos on the issues of development. Students will write a review essay about one of three designated documentaries for the course.
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.
An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.
Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.
Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Examples
This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Examples
A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading.
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Examples
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.
A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Examples
Students read an ancient account of the statues of athletes at Olympia and extract from it a set of data presented in a spreadsheet. After analyzing the data using tables, graphs, and maps, the students use quantitative reasoning combined with qualitative arguments to write a paper about how Pausanias' account of the statues reflects both his own biases and the cultural norms of ancient Greek athletics.
American Politics Group Data Projects part of Examples
SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.