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


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Evaluating Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Victorian Novels part of Examples
Susan Jaret McKinstry, Carleton College
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.

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Examples
Julian Westerhout, Carleton College
This workshop involves students in evaluating the efficacy of posters as a communication tool, focusing on elements of clarity in poster and graphic design.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interim Assessment of the Affordable Care Act part of Examples
Nathan Grawe, Carleton College
This assignment invites students to synthesize what they have learned about the American health care system and the theory of health care economics through an examination of changes in health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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