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

Two Views of a Tax Cut part of Examples

Subject: Economics, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation

Understanding Acid-Base Titrations using Microsoft Excel part of Examples
This exercise uses a PowerPoint learning module to help students understand the relationship between pH and hydronium concentration in acid-base titrations.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases

Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Examples
This assignment allows students to investigate randomness in outcomes of sporting events. They will use their knowledge of probability distributions to assess the role that luck has played in the outcomes for teams or individuals.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Examples

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

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.

Subject: Economics

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context part of Examples
This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.

Subject: Geography:Human/Cultural, Sociology

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Examples

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Examples
Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets.

Subject: Political Science

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.

Subject: Mathematics