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Human Demographics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.

Select-A-City for Demographic and Economic Opportunities, Using an Online Database part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This activity asks students to review the demographic and lifestyle statistics available at, and determine which city or location would provide the best consumer market opportunity for the given problem.

Selling Teens: Using the Merchants of Cool PBS documentary to examine media influence on teens part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
This is a PBS Frontline broadcast support site which examines the role of marketing to teens, and the influence marketing has on teen culture.

Statistical Discrimination and Motherhood: Using Media to Teach Economics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning:Examples
A news story interviews a woman who claims that it was difficult for her to find employment because she had children. The story is used to examine the concept of statistical discrimination and whether public policy should be used to discourage statistical discrimination in this case.

What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
The lcture is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and remedies of the racial achievement gap.

To Raise or Not to Raise the Minimum Wage part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
In this interactive exercise, students explore the normative and economic issues that arise from minimum wage increases.

Magazine Francophone: La Femme et la Francophonie part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
The video "Femmes francophones, Pouvoir et développement" provides insight on the evolving role of women in business and positions of power throughout the Francophone world. The activity accompanying the video allows students to shape their perceptions of the issues and achievements of Francophone women.

Understanding Poverty and Income Distribution through Community Service part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Service-Learning:Examples
Students volunteer at any one of a variety of community agencies that serve low-income populations to better understand the underlying issues of poverty and income distribution in their community.

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.

GSS based data analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Shifting Attitudes on the Second Shift: A Statistical Analysis of Women and Work part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
(How) have public attitudes about work and gender changed over the last 25 years? Using the General Social Survey (available online) students will conduct a descriptive statistical analysis of Americans perceptions about women and work from 1988. They will then contextualize their findings within the contemporary literature about these issues.

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.

Social Class Symbols: In-class Activity Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
This sites provides three interactive games related to social class and personal possessions indicative of class.

Illegal Software Installation: Tracking software piracy rates around the world part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students use spreadsheets to analyze data on software piracy rates in various regions throughout the world

What Time Did The Potato Die? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Simulating a forensic calculation, students build spreadsheets and create graphs to find the time of death of a potato victim from temperature vs. time data.

The social milieux of two north London shopping centres part of SERC Print Resource Collection
As part of a larger project involving both quantitative and qualitative research, this paper discusses the findings of a questionnaire survey at Brent Cross and Wood Green concerning the social use ...

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