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A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Classics

American Politics Group Data Projects part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Political Science

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject: Environmental Science

From Acadia to Acadiana: Tracing the exile of the Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana (1755-1785) part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will create 3D time lines using Bee DocsĀ© tracing the different branches of dispersal caused by the Great Deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755. The collection of time lines will be donated to the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Subject: Languages:French

Evaluating Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Victorian Novels part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Current research on the Victorian novel includes fascinating, even radical quantitative methods that are transforming assumptions about literary history. This assignment will explore these new methods and help students learn to understand and evaluate quantitative data in relation to literature.

Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas and the integration of quantitative and qualitative data analysis through the use of cross-cultural cross-tabulations.

Subject: Anthropology

Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing: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.

Subject: Political Science

Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning?: Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
The following urls contains relevant materials for this assignment: http://www.happyplanetindex.org/public-data/files/happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf http://go.worldbank.org/UWABM2F1J0 http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDI_methodology.pdf

Subject: Economics

Quantifying Competing Claims about Indian Language Literatures part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: English

Shifting Attitudes on the Second Shift: A Statistical Analysis of Women and Work part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
(How) have public attitudes about work and gender changed over the last 25 years? Using the General Social Survey (available online) students will conduct a descriptive statistical analysis of Americans perceptions about women and work from 1988. They will then contextualize their findings within the contemporary literature about these issues.

Subject: Sociology

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