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The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Finding the best water line: the least squares method in action part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Luck and Randomness in Sports part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets.

What is the main issue we face as a society? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries.

Quantitative Review of an Article part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.

Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.

Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Interim Assessment of the Affordable Care Act part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment invites students to synthesize what they have learned about the American health care system and the theory of health care economics through an examination of changes in health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Data Rich Economic Policy Brief part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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 Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Political Psychology - Public Political Attitudes Assignment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Understanding Macroeconomic Statistics: Country Profile Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This project, appropriate for principles of macro students, provides students with the opportunity to use collect and present real world data pertinent to macro concepts such as GDP, economic growth, unemployment and inflation. A short quantitative writing assignment reinforces interpretation skills.