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Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing
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Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing

Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop ... (more)

Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop Students investigate two quantitative issues in the field of medical testing. First, students use two way tables and information about a diagnostic test's sensitivity and specificity to investigate the probability of a patient receiving a false positive result. Second, students learn about the phenomenon of referral bias in medical testing. Students use proportional reasoning to observe the effect of doctor referral rates on the apparent sensitivity and specificity of a screening tool. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Stuart Boersma
Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
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Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions

Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
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Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets

This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Devashree Gupta
Bernoulli's Balloons
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Bernoulli's Balloons

Demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle using balloons and and pop cans. Real world concept ... (more)

Demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle using balloons and and pop cans. Real world concept of lift can be applied to an airplane demonstration. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Jon Howard
Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
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Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data

Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, ... (more)

Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Alfred Montero
Calculating Divorce Rates
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Calculating Divorce Rates

This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Joseph Carroll
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research
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Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research

A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students ... (more)

A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mija Van Der Wege
Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).
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Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as ... (more)

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a big debate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita as a measure of development. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Meherun Ahmed
Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning
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Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning

This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use ... (more)

This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
George Vrtis
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief
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Data Rich Economic Policy Brief

This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
Demographic Data in Community Assessment
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Demographic Data in Community Assessment

As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a ... (more)

As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a local community. The data of the community are compared to the state and the US. This information is used to help identify needs in the community. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Shari Goldberg
Density Of A Penny
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Density Of A Penny

A lab where the students study the density of pennies. They will ... (more)

A lab where the students study the density of pennies. They will discover the limitations of measurements and the value of multiple trials. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Robert Ward
Descriptive Statistics Project
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Descriptive Statistics Project

Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop ... (more)

Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop Students choose a topic to investigate that they are interested in. Through this activity, students experience the processes involved with researching a topic, namely, identifying the variable, collecting, organizing, summarizing, and analyzing a set of data as well as preparing a written report of the study. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
david gray
Economic Argument About Increasing Fuel Efficiency
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Economic Argument About Increasing Fuel Efficiency

Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and ... (more)

Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Bernard Madison
Evaporation: Investigating Factors That Affect It
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Evaporation: Investigating Factors That Affect It

This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect ... (more)

This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect it. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Dennis Martin
Exploring Economic Inequality with Data
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Exploring Economic Inequality with Data

This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
Exploring Effects of Oil Spills on Birds
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