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The Logic of Congressional Elections part of 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 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

Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Examples
This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.

Subject: History

GSS based data analysis part of Examples
Students will write and present a paper which consists of a review of literature and an empirical/statistical test of the relation between specific variables in the field of social stratification.

Subject: Sociology

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Examples
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Subject: Fine Arts

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Subject: Political Science

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data part of 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

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Subject: Economics, Mathematics

Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation