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# New Pedagogic Methods

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# Pedagogy: Teaching with Data

Results 61 - 80 of **141 matches**

Ricardian Explorer

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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)

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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. ...

Budget Explorer

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

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. ...

Microsoft Excel Basic Tutorial

Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University

This assignment walks students through the creation of an Excel spreadsheet, step by step. It includes numerical fills via copy, creation of fixed and relative formulas, formula fill via copy, and some summary ...

Understanding the Scope of Inequality

Fareeda Griffith

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.

Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Tables

Barbara Johnson

This social science lab exercise uses Census data to examine teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpre data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.

Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990

Jim Jones, Mississippi State University

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.

Reasons for the Seasons

Jeff Thomas, Central Connecticut State University

The inquiry method and meteorological and astronomical online data can be used to elicit the inconsistencies of students' naïve ideas about the "real" reasons for the seasons. The first phase of this two-part investigation uses online meteorological data to identify factors that might explain differences of seasonal temperatures among cities These factors are used to hypothesize why differences of seasonal temperatures occur among cities. During the second phase, the variables and hypotheses that were previously identified in part one are used to design and conduct an inquiry-oriented investigation. Astronomical data is used as part of the investigation to "test" students' hypotheses conclusions are drawn then communicated.

GSS based data analysis

Nader Saiedi, Dept. Soc/Anth, Carleton college

Students will write and present a paper which consists of a review of literature and an empirical/statistical test of the relation between specific variables in the field of social stratification.

The Logic of Congressional Elections

Richard Keiser, Carleton College

A variety of quantitative approaches to Congressional elections in which students learn the causes of electoral outcomes, the predictability of those outcomes, and intervening variables that produce unexpected outcomes.

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets

Devashree Gupta

This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

Interrogating the Colonial Census in India

This page authored by Parna Sengupta, Carleton College

This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data

Alfred Montero

Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.