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Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Examples
Greg Marfleet, Carleton College
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

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.

Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Examples
Kenneth Abrams, Carleton College
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Examples
Steven Schier
Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

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.

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.

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Examples
Neil Lutsky, Carleton College
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

American Politics Group Data Projects part of Examples
Steven Schier
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.

Quantifying gustatory sensitivity using signal detection theory part of Examples
Julia Strand
In this lab, students explore the complex relationship between sensory stimulus and perceptual experience. This lab demonstrates how "noise" in the perceptual system, individual variability, and sensory adaptation influence perceptual judgments.

Economic Development of British Colonial America part of Examples
Serena Zabin, Carleton College
Through a close study of a rich set of demographic and economic statistics, students will see the development over 150 years of two similar yet divergent colonies (Virginia and Barbados). They will work through population, land use, and trade statistics with closely-guiding questions in order to find links between one set of numbers and another.