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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

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

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

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Subject: American Studies, Sociology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills:Writing

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

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

Evaporation: Investigating factors that affect it part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect it.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Focused Observation: Recording Information Seen on a Hike. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom and field study activity where students learn how to record focused observation.

Subject: Biology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing

Investigating Clouds: How do clouds form? What are the different types of clouds? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This plan involves observing and labeling clouds and conducting an experiment on how clouds form.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills, :Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing



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