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Shifting Attitudes on the Second Shift: A Statistical Analysis of Women and Work part of Examples
Liz Raleigh
(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.

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Examples
Adriana Estill
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees in Northfield, MN

Learning About Racial Demography Using the US Census part of Examples
Liz Raleigh
The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to learn how the US Census categorizes race and analyze racialized descriptive statistics. They will get a chance to digest the material in the Census reports, and teach it to others.

Cultural Reading of movies in an advanced culture class in French part of Examples
Christine Lac, Carleton College
Students analyze the cultural relevance of various French films with the help of statistical data.

A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Examples
This page authored by Jorge Bravo, Carleton College, based on an original activity by Jorge Bravo, Carleton College.
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.

Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning?: Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
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

Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
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.

Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas part of Examples
This page is authored by Jerome Levi, Carleton College, using the online Ethnographic Atlas, http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/EthnoAtlas/ethno.html
Introduction to the Ethnographic Atlas and the integration of quantitative and qualitative data analysis through the use of cross-cultural cross-tabulations.