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Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Examples

This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.

Exploring Economic Inequality with Data part of Examples

This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

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.

Calculating Divorce Rates part of Examples

This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to interpret divorce rates from provided spreadsheet data and to critically analyze three articles that use divorce rates in their content.

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Examples

Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples

Statistical Graphs: Aids Cases and Deaths by Year and Historical Poverty in the US part of Examples

Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI). part of 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 Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example

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.

Using State-Level Data to Study Nominal and Real GDP, Part 1—GDP Deflators and Inflation Rates part of Examples

Calculation of state-level GDP deflators and inflation rates "Using FRED" section.