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Investigating Characteristics of Enzymes and the Factors that Affect Their Function. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This classroom lab allows students to develop skills of the scientific method while exploring the characteristics of enzymes.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Chemical Reactions, Biology:Molecular Biology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

GSS based data analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Sociology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Communication Skills, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing

The Logic of Congressional Elections part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Political Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Quantitative Skills, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: Political Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Quantitative Skills, Communication Skills, :Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data

Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
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.

Subject: History
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.

Subject: Political Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Communication Skills:Writing, Communication Skills

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

Subject: Psychology, Political Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Quantitative Skills

The Death Penalty part of SSDAN:Activities
Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors which affect attitudes towards the death penalty.

Subject: Sociology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

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.

Subject: Sociology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data

Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.

Subject: Psychology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy



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