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Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context part of Examples
This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.
Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Examples
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of 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.
Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of 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.
A Quantitative Analysis of Pausanias' Testimony on Athletic Statues at Olympia part of Examples
Students read an ancient account of the statues of athletes at Olympia and extract from it a set of data presented in a spreadsheet. After analyzing the data using tables, graphs, and maps, the students use quantitative reasoning combined with qualitative arguments to write a paper about how Pausanias' account of the statues reflects both his own biases and the cultural norms of ancient Greek athletics.
American Politics Group Data Projects part of 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.
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of 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.
Cultural Reading of movies in an advanced culture class in French part of Examples
Students analyze the cultural relevance of various French films with the help of statistical data.
Quantifying gustatory sensitivity using signal detection theory part of Examples
In this lab, students explore the complex relationship between sensory stimulus and perceptual experience. This lab demonstrates how "noise" in the perceptual system, individual variability, and sensory adaptation influence perceptual judgments.
Empirical Economics Research Proposal part of Examples
This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.