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Economics Senior Thesis part of Example

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

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.

Subject: Sociology, Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

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.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Example
In this undergraduate research and service learning project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Example
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Subject: Sociology, Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

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.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Three-Semester Honors Thesis part of Example
A three-semester Honors Thesis in economics allows students to integrate their entire undergradaute economics experience into a challenging, meaningful, creative research project.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Example

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Research on Economics of Population part of Example
Research paper on the economics of population using international census data.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Taking-Risks While Driving: Are there Sex Differences part of Example
Students carry out a naturalistic observation study in order to test the hypothesis that there are sex differences in risk-taking. Students collect and analyze data and prepare APA style research report.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project