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Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques

A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Examples
Students read an ancient account of the statues of athletes at Olympia and extract from it a set of data presented in a spreadsheet. After analyzing the data using tables, graphs, and maps, the students use quantitative reasoning combined with qualitative arguments to write a paper about how Pausanias' account of the statues reflects both his own biases and the cultural norms of ancient Greek athletics.

Subject: Classics

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples

Subject: Economics, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics, Economics

Understanding Acid-Base Titrations using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
This exercise uses a PowerPoint learning module to help students understand the relationship between pH and hydronium concentration in acid-base titrations.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases

Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Examples
This assignment allows students to investigate randomness in outcomes of sporting events. They will use their knowledge of probability distributions to assess the role that luck has played in the outcomes for teams or individuals.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Examples

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Examples
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.

Subject: Psychology

American Politics Group Data Projects part of Examples
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.

Subject: Political Science