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The Death Penalty part of SSDAN:Activities
Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors which affect attitudes towards the death penalty.

Subject: Sociology

Poverty in the United States part of SSDAN:Activities
In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module reinforces research terms introduced in Intro to Sociology (independent, dependent and control variables and includes the opportunity to discuss sample vs. population (in the comparison of national poverty data vs. the poverty rate in the sample) and value vs. variable (poverty as a value and a variable and the recoding of the values in the household data). The module also uses the Census website to define the concept "poverty threshold" and look at trends in poverty.

Subject: Sociology

Replicating Results of Famous Empirical Papers part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.

Subject: Psychology

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

Subject: Economics, Mathematics

Descriptive Statistics Project part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Examples
Students were asked to compare their estimates of public opinion on several current issues to the actual values obtained through the analysis of National Surveys. The objective was to explore a common social attribution error and to acquire familiarity with data sources and on-line analysis tools.

Subject: Psychology, Political Science

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Examples
This workshop involves students in evaluating the efficacy of posters as a communication tool, focusing on elements of clarity in poster and graphic design.

Subject: Political Science

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Examples
Laboratory activity on springs and simple harmonic motion that encourages creative development of experiments and clear presentation of quantitative results in the form of a memo.

Subject: Physics