Carleton's Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) Initiative part of QuIRK
QuIRK's goal is to better prepare students to evaluate and use quantitative evidence. The focus of the project is on how quantitative reasoning (QR) is used in the development, evaluation, and presentation of principled argument.
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Interim Assessment of the Affordable Care Act part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment invites students to synthesize what they have learned about the American health care system and the theory of health care economics through an examination of changes in health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.
Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.
Measured Thinking: Reasoning with Numbers about World Events, Health, Science, and Social Issues part of QuIRK:Courses
The National Council on Education and the Disciplines (2001) warns that "The world of the twenty-first century is a world awash in numbers.... Unfortunately, despite years of study and life experience in an ...