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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 ...

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.

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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.

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.

Demographic Data in Community Assessment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a local community. The data of the community are compared to the state and the US. This information is used to help identify needs in the community.

How to Teach to be Statistically Literate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Finding Your 'Perfect Partner': Evaluating matchmaker profiles usings ratings and cutoff methods part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
In this activity, students informally explore how the rating systems might be set up in a simple setting which uses the "profile" of eight candidates who have responded to an online dating service. The activity also employs the cut-off method as another decision making method on the same problem.

The Science of Sugaring part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

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.

Economic Development of British Colonial America part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Through a close study of a rich set of demographic and economic statistics, students will see the development over 150 years of two similar yet divergent colonies (Virginia and Barbados). They will work through population, land use, and trade statistics with closely-guiding questions in order to find links between one set of numbers and another.

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.

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.

Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.

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