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Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.
Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Examples
This assignment allows students to investigate randomness in outcomes of sporting events. They will use their knowledge of probability distributions to assess the role that luck has played in the outcomes for teams or individuals.
Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.
Understanding Macroeconomic Statistics: Country Profile Project part of Examples
This project, appropriate for principles of macro students, provides students with the opportunity to use collect and present real world data pertinent to macro concepts such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment and inflation. A short quantitative writing assignment reinforces interpretation skills.
Using State-Level Data to Study Nominal and Real GDP, Part 1GDP Deflators and Inflation Rates part of Examples
Calculation of state-level GDP deflators and inflation rates "Using FRED" section.
Economic Development of British Colonial America part of Examples
Through a close study of a rich set of demographic and economic statistics, students will see the development over 150 years of two similar yet divergent colonies (Virginia and Barbados). They will work through population, land use, and trade statistics with closely-guiding questions in order to find links between one set of numbers and another.
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.
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.
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.
Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.