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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.
Stata Monte Carlo Simulation for Heteroskedasticity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This is a simulation for a beginning econometrics course that shows students how heteroskedasticity biases an estimator and why the power of a statistical text is important.
Hobson's Choice: A Game Simulation about Homelessness part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Hobson's choice is a game about homelessness and how difficult it is to get off the streets and leave the situation of homelessness.It is a useful learning activity for helping students understand the differences between blaming the victim and structural causes of poverty.
Population Simulator part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This simulation uses United Nations world population projections to simulate future population trends for the whole world or of individual countries. Students will have an opportunity to examine population trends and make predictions.
Budget Explorer part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Students often come to a principles course in economics with knowledge that is not correct. This example asks students to guess the percent of federal expenditures for different spending categories. They are then ...
Open Outcry Market part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This example is an in-class market simulation conducted with paper cards assigning each student a buyer or seller role and a reservation price. This example is appropriate for both upper and lower division ...
EconModel part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This site contains 21 modular, easy to use economic models, that are appropriate for class assignments or in-class demonstrations. Students can simulate all the standard models taught in most economics courses. ...
Understanding the Scope of Inequality part of SSDAN:Activities
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990 part of SSDAN:Activities
In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation.
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.
Using Census Data to Explore Race and Ethnicity part of SSDAN:Activities
Students will interpret CensusScope data regarding segregation exposure and the dissimilarity index from a sociological perspective.
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 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.
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.
Fathoms, Ship Logs, and the Atlantic Ocean part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
An inquiry based lesson plan where students use data from ship logs to graph a profile of the Atlantic Ocean. They will rely on prior knowledge of seafloor topography, instructions on how to read a bathymetric ...
Poverty Status in the United States among Non-Institutionalized Older Adults part of SSDAN:Activities
The Data Counts website is intended to engage students in data analysis and quantitative reasoning early on in their respective academic careers. As such,it is a valuable resource for students and instructors alike.
Course profile: Oceans and Our Global Environment part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Curricula & Programs:Courses
Simon Brassell, Indiana University Entry level oceanography course, 71-150 students Information for this profile was provided by Simon Brassell in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. Jump ...
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 ...