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Teaching Activity Collection

These activities have been developed or adapted by Carleton faculty. For many more assignments from multiple disciplines, see the SERC activity collection. These assignments are presented in a common format so that other educators can make use of them more easily. Faculty are invited to submit activities to the collection at any time.


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The Logic of Congressional Elections part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
A variety of quantitative approaches to Congressional elections in which students learn the causes of electoral outcomes, the predictability of those outcomes, and intervening variables that produce unexpected outcomes.

Subject: Political Science

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

Subject: Political Science

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.

Subject: Political Science

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Psychology

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This workshop entails the reading of a highly quantitative article, summarizing it for a different audience, and reflecting upon what choices and opportunities audience presents for quantitative writers.

Subject: Political Science

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

Subject: Political Science

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Political Science

Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Determination part of Teaching Genomics at Small Colleges:Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
In this laboratory exercise, students determine which allelic form of a particular single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) they have (one located in an intron, and not associated with any known phenotype). Students ...

Subject: Biology, Evolution:Bioinformatics

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Sociology, American Studies

Interim Assessment of the Affordable Care Act part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
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).