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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

Economics Senior Thesis part of Example

Subject: Economics

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

Subject: Economics

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

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Example
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

Subject: Psychology, Sociology

Research Paper in Introductory Econometrics part of Example

Subject: Economics

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

A Survey Paper: Topics in Economic Growth and Development part of Example
This paper is designed to help students develop deeper understanding of a topic within economic growth and/or economic development and potentially lead to the development of a thesis proposal. This paper does not ...

A Research Paper in Experimental Economics part of Example
Typically in teams of 2, students design, implement, and analyze an original experiment inspired by existing experiments in the literature. Students write a paper explaining the economics, the design, the ...