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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

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography:Human/Cultural

Using State-Level Data to Study Nominal and Real GDP, Part 1GDP Deflators and Inflation Rates part of Examples
Calculation of state-level GDP deflators and inflation rates "Using FRED" section.

Subject: Economics:Macro

Economic Development of British Colonial America part of Examples
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.

Subject: Economics

Shifting Attitudes on the Second Shift: A Statistical Analysis of Women and Work part of Examples
(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.

Subject: Sociology

Understanding Macroeconomic Statistics: Country Profile Project part of Examples
This project, appropriate for principles of macro students, provides students with the opportunity to use collect and present real world data pertinent to macro concepts such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment and inflation. A short quantitative writing assignment reinforces interpretation skills.

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example

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