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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.

Quantitative Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing
Original module compiled by John C. Bean at Seattle University Enhanced by Steven A. Greenlaw with assistance from John C. Bean, Nathan Grawe, and Dean Peterson. What is Quantitative Writing? Quantitative writing ...

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example

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.

Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.

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

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

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.

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence.

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.

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.

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.

Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

American Politics Group Data Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.

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