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The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Imperfect Competition: Context-Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This context-rich problem helps students to apply the characteristics of imperfect competition to a real world setting.

Game Theory Context-Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
This consists of a short essay to be written by students after watching the West Wing episode "Hartsfield's Landing." In it, students are asked to help a friend to understand the content of the show using the basic components of non-cooperative game theory and the prisoner's dilemma.

Price Ceiling: Context Rich Problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
context rich problem on price ceilings

Tax burden context-rich problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Students are asked to write a letter to the editor of their newspaper to explain their point of view as a seller in a market that is about to experience an increased sales tax rate.

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Descriptive Statistics Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning?: Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
The following urls contains relevant materials for this assignment: http://www.happyplanetindex.org/public-data/files/happy-planet-index-2-0.pdf http://go.worldbank.org/UWABM2F1J0 http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDI_methodology.pdf

Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment is designed to introduce quantitative reasoning and critical thinking in viewing documentary videos on the issues of development. Students will write a review essay about one of three designated documentaries for the course.

A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students read an ancient account of the statues of athletes at Olympia and extract from it a set of data presented in a spreadsheet. After analyzing the data using tables, graphs, and maps, the students use quantitative reasoning combined with qualitative arguments to write a paper about how Pausanias' account of the statues reflects both his own biases and the cultural norms of ancient Greek athletics.

Quantifying Competing Claims about Indian Language Literatures part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students experiment with the slope and y-intercept of a line representing a hose used to water several bushes, and try to minimize the total squared error produced by the line.

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.

Speculation about Annual Statistical Distribution of Seabird Carcasses part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Final Quantitative Reasoning Project: Planning a Sesquicentennial Celebration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This final project gives students the opportunity to apply unit conversions, geometry, estimation, and personal finance modeling in one cohesive, real world analysis.

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

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

The Logic of Congressional Elections part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth anddevelopment as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the HumanDevelopment Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a bigdebate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita asa measure of development.

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