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Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment allows students to investigate randomness in outcomes of sporting events. They will use their knowledge of probability distributions to assess the role that luck has played in the outcomes for teams or individuals.

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

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.

What is the main issue we face as a society? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

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.

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.

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This workshop involves students in evaluating the efficacy of posters as a communication tool, focusing on elements of clarity in poster and graphic design.

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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