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Teaching Local Economic Development Using Problem-Based Service Learning part of Teaching Methods:Service Learning:Examples

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this undergraduate research and service learning project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
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.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience I part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

Using Student Data from Your Own College or University to Identify the Best Predictors of Student Success in College part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that explores whether high school GPA or standardized test scores are better predictors of the cumulative GPAs of college graduates at her own university. The data are easily obtainable from the Office of Institutional Research. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Economics Senior Thesis part of Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples

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