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Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Greg Marfleet, Carleton College
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Kenneth Abrams, Carleton College
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College
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.

Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Mija Van Der Wege, Carleton College
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.

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
shelia kennison, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Lynn Garrioch, Colby-Sawyer College
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.



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