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Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
Steven Schier
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.

The Logic of Congressional Elections
Richard Keiser, Carleton College
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.

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
Devashree Gupta
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.

Quantitative Review of an Article
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
Alfred Montero
Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.

Quantitative Review of a Political Science Documentary/Movie
Tun Myint, Carleton College
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.