Examples of Student Research
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Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Example
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.
West Texas: Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Neil Haywood, Kevin Hefferean University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Geology/Geography 393: Field Trip - Southwestern USA Intended Audience: Geology and Geography undergraduate students Location: Guadalupe ...
Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Example
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!
SEM/EDS Beach Sands part of Example
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.
Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Example
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.
Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Example
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.
The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Example
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.
Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Example
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.
Economics Senior Thesis part of Example
Research on Economics of Population part of Example
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.