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The following examples are derived from actual documented problem solving activities that have been tested and used with students. These examples should be informative to those who would like to begin using this technique.

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Documented Problem Solving: Calculating Gross Domestic Product
Linda Wilson, University of Texas at Arlington
Gross domestic product (GDP) was introduced in class as a way to determine the value of a country's output. Consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports were discussed as the components of ...

Subject: Economics

Documented Problem Solving: The Impact of a Minimum Wage
Linda Wilson, University of Texas at Arlington
During the lecture, labor demand and labor supply were discussed and were used to determine the equilibrium wage rate. Then, the concept of a minimum wage rate was introduced and the impact of the wage rate on the ...

Subject: Economics

Documented Problem Solving: Foreign Exchange Rates - Supply and Demand
Todd Easton, University of Portlnad
In this assignment, students think about four events that would affect a country's exchange rate. Without actually drawing a supply and demand diagram, students say what direction, if at all, each curve would shift–and whether the currency would appreciate or depreciate as a result.

Subject: Economics

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