Mija Van Der Wege

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Carleton College

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Activities (2)

Writing Psychology Results Sections part of Carleton College Learning and Teaching Center:Writing Across the Curriculum with Numbers:Assignments
In this psychology lab, students write several brief paragraphs describing some basic statistical results derived in prior classes, in the style of a psychology journal results section. They also have practice in creating and referring to graphs.

Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing: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. In the first assignment, students find a news report of a scientific finding and write about the actual and implied claims made in the report. In the second assignment, students track down the primary source(s) of the news report write about the actual and implied claims made in the report, comparing them to those made in the news report. In the third assignment, students consider the challenges that face journalists in reporting and try to write their own news report on the primary source(s).

Other Contribution

A First-Year Dyad in Human-Centered Computing part of CISMI:For Carleton Faculty:Curriculum Development Projects
A service-learning based dyad consisting of two linked courses: one a first-year seminar in psychology, technology, and design; one an introduction to computer science. The course is designed to foster interdisciplinary thinking about the design of computer applications, programs, and technology.