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Quantitative Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing
Original module compiled by John C. Bean at Seattle University Enhanced by Steven A. Greenlaw with assistance from John C. Bean, Nathan Grawe, and Dean Peterson. What is Quantitative Writing? Quantitative writing ...

Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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 Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This workshop entails the reading of a highly quantitative article, summarizing it for a different audience, and reflecting upon what choices and opportunities audience presents for quantitative writers.

Graphically Presenting Quantitative Relationships: Elements of Effective Posters part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

An exploration of spring systems: Asking and answering quantitative questions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

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

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.

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.

Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing: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.

Descriptive Statistics Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth.

Storyboarding With Data: Using Quantitative Reading to Teach Research Writing part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
By using a multi-part storyboard approach, we aim to teach participants how to critically assess visual information in research articles. In this exercise, we have three workshop activities: (1) assessing a single figure, (2) assessing a series of figures to determine coherence across a data set, (3) drafting the text for a research article around those visual representations of data.

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

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