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Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of 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.

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Examples
This page authored by Baird Jarman, Carleton College
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature part of Examples
Sun Hee Teresa Lee Carleton College
This activity introduces the students to the usefulness of quantitative material in studying and writing about socially-conscious literature.

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Examples
George Vrtis, Carleton College
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Examples
This Page authored by Meherun Ahmed, Carleton College
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Examples
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
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.

Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Examples
Mary Savina, Carleton College
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Creating and Reading Two-Way Tables - Pendulum and Sobriety Testing part of Examples
Semra Kilic-Bahi, Colby-Sawyer College
This activity involves students actively to create and understand two-way tables.

Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of Examples
Jenny Wahl, Carleton College economics department, authored this page.
This set of assignments exposes students to statistics and data pertaining to economic wellbeing over time across racial (black-white)categories in the U.S.