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Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Examples
Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.

Subject: Biology

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of 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 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

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Examples
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.

Subject: Physics

Class in America--2008 part of Examples
This is a writing assignment for first-year composition. Students have a sample essay that uses statistics and case studies as evidence. Students are asked to use statistics persuasively.

Creating and Reading Two-Way Tables - Pendulum and Sobriety Testing part of Examples
This activity involves students actively to create and understand two-way tables.

Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics part of Examples
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.

Subject: Economics

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Teaching Principles Students How to Assess the State of the Economy part of Examples
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.

Subject: Economics

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

Subject: Economics