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Principles of Sociology part of SSDAN:Activities
We have spent the last few weeks discussing race, class, and gender inequalities and how sociologists conceptualize these inequalities on the structural, rather than the individual, level. In this second research report, you will have the opportunity to apply this structural perspective. You will use U.S. Census data from 1950 to 1990 to analyze shifts in occupational structures in your home state and how these shifts vary by race, sex, or education.

Poverty and Young Adults part of SSDAN:Activities
This exercise focuses on the effects of various social characteristics on poverty. It is based on the sociological assumption that patterns exist in relation to poverty in society.

AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Detailed Examination of Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa and Uganda part of SSDAN:Activities
This module is intended to introduce students to one of the greatest social problems to face this planet, the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS and to increase their computer and research skills within sociology.

Poverty in the United States part of SSDAN:Activities
In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module reinforces research terms introduced in Intro to Sociology (independent, dependent and control variables and includes the opportunity to discuss sample vs. population (in the comparison of national poverty data vs. the poverty rate in the sample) and value vs. variable (poverty as a value and a variable and the recoding of the values in the household data). The module also uses the Census website to define the concept "poverty threshold" and look at trends in poverty.

Florida Cities and Metro Areas part of SSDAN:Activities
In addition to the raw data files that you analyzed in Module One, the US Census makes a great deal of information about cities (and everything else) available through its various publications. Our learning objective in Module Two is to familiarize students with these data resources and their contents by retrieving information on various Florida cities and metropolitan areas.

Global Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Based on my research on how best to enhance students' understanding of complex systems, I utilize various activities to support pattern recognition, a fundamental skill to understanding complex systems ...

Tax Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an important, but difficult, concept taught in economics principles courses. The Tax Game simulation requires a student to set tax rates for an income tax, a property tax, a wealth tax, a payroll tax, a corporate income tax, a sales tax,and an excise tax. The student can choose any rates he or she wishes, but must achieve a given revenue target.

Economics and the Tragedy of the Commons part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
In both macroeconomics and microeconomics principles courses, economists teach the virtue of markets as an allocative mechanism. But markets sometimes fail. This example allows students to simulate the market ...

Ricardian Explorer part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Ricardian Explorer, implemented on the internet, simulates a Ricardian trade model with linear production technology and a CES utility function. The typical simulation has two countries and two goods. While ...

MarketSim part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
MarketSim helps students understand the functioning of markets by having them become consumers and producers in a simulated economy. There are two versions, both implemented over the internet. Jeremy's market ...

Sports Franchise Simulation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
A Sports Franchise Simulation, modeled after the card game War, lets students run their own sports franchise. While the goal of the simulation is to teach students several microeconomics concepts taught in a ...

General Equilibrium Simulation for Microeconomics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Teaching general equilibrium analysis to students is challenging. General equilibrium models are typically accessible to only a small handful of mathematically well prepared students. Yet the growing significance ...

Specialization and Division of Labor part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This example engages students in a simple simulation of specialization and division of labor. All that is needed are staplers and some paper.

Fair Model part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
The Fair model web site includes a freely available United States macroeconomic econometric model and a multicounty econometric model. The models run on the Windows OS. Instructors can use the models to teach ...

Dynamic Integrated Climate Change Model (DICE) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
The Dynamic Integrated Climate Change (DICE) model assumes a single world producer must chose levels for three simultaneously determined variables: current consumption, investment, and greenhouse gases reduction. ...

Zero-Intelligence Trading in Markets part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
A Netlogo implementation of Gode and Sunders (1993) ZI-Trading model. Students explore whether efficiency in the market is determined by the market or by human rationality.

Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
A lab exercise using a Netlogo simulation to explore alternative strategies in an iterated prisoner's dilemma mode.

Using Excel Spreadsheets to Explore Profit Maximization part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This exercise uses a simple Excel spreadsheet to explore the concept of profit-maximization for a perfectly competitive firm.

Using Jeremy's Market in MarketSim to understand utility maximization part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Jeremy's Market in MarketSim makes students responsible for a household. Students make production and consumption decision to try to maximize household utility.

Basic Monte Carlo Simulation for Beginning Econometrics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Beginning econometrics students often have an uneven preparation in statistics. The simulation gives students a clearer understanding of the behavior of OLS estimators.