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Stata Monte Carlo Simulation for Heteroskedasticity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This is a simulation for a beginning econometrics course that shows students how heteroskedasticity biases an estimator and why the power of a statistical text is important.
Hobson's Choice: A Game Simulation about Homelessness part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Hobson's choice is a game about homelessness and how difficult it is to get off the streets and leave the situation of homelessness.It is a useful learning activity for helping students understand the differences between blaming the victim and structural causes of poverty.
Population Simulator part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This simulation uses United Nations world population projections to simulate future population trends for the whole world or of individual countries. Students will have an opportunity to examine population trends and make predictions.
Budget Explorer part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
Students often come to a principles course in economics with knowledge that is not correct. This example asks students to guess the percent of federal expenditures for different spending categories. They are then ...
Open Outcry Market part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This example is an in-class market simulation conducted with paper cards assigning each student a buyer or seller role and a reservation price. This example is appropriate for both upper and lower division ...
EconModel part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
This site contains 21 modular, easy to use economic models, that are appropriate for class assignments or in-class demonstrations. Students can simulate all the standard models taught in most economics courses. ...
Mathematica Instructional Simulations part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Simulations:Examples
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Understanding the Scope of Inequality part of SSDAN:Activities
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Tables part of SSDAN:Activities
This social science lab exercise uses Census data to examine teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpre data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.
Cyclostratigraphy and astrochronology exercise part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Simple classroom activity to highlight how cyclostratigraphy and concepts of astronchronology can be used to refine age control in sedimentary rocks, estimate rates of processes, and for time control and ...
Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990 part of SSDAN:Activities
In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation.
Reasons for the Seasons part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
The inquiry method and meteorological and astronomical online data can be used to elicit the inconsistencies of students' naïve ideas about the "real" reasons for the seasons. The first phase of this two-part investigation uses online meteorological data to identify factors that might explain differences of seasonal temperatures among cities These factors are used to hypothesize why differences of seasonal temperatures occur among cities. During the second phase, the variables and hypotheses that were previously identified in part one are used to design and conduct an inquiry-oriented investigation. Astronomical data is used as part of the investigation to "test" students' hypotheses conclusions are drawn then communicated.
Stabilization Wedges Game part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Learning about complexities carbon stabilization firsthand with the Princeton University Carbon Mitigation Initiave's Sabilization Wedges Game
Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Race and Space part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.
Exploring Personal Footprints part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Students apply the main research methods in sociology to explore their personal footprints (i.e., the global consequences of their individual actions).
Poverty Status in the United States among Non-Institutionalized Older Adults part of SSDAN:Activities
The Data Counts website is intended to engage students in data analysis and quantitative reasoning early on in their respective academic careers. As such,it is a valuable resource for students and instructors alike.
Shift in life expectancy part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact
Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...
Ocean Circulation part of Examples
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation.