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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

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.

Exploring an Architectural Remodel part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that requires students to explore a remodeled architectural site, to update the original blueprints with accurate new plans based on their own measurements, and to propose viable possibilities for future reuses of the structure.

Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity introduces the students to the usefulness of quantitative material in studying and writing about socially-conscious literature.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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