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This collection is a subset of the larger set of examples available through Pedagogy in Action.


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An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Examples
Melissa Eblen-Zayas
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.

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.

Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Examples
Steven Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
Principles of economics students are asked to collect and analyze data on a few macro economic aggregates to give them a first taste of empirical work.

Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Examples
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.

Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course part of Examples
Steven Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Examples
Dean Peterson, Seattle University
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.

Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Examples
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Examples
Kimberly Smith, Carleton College
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.