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Accuracy and Apparent Accuracy in Medical Testing
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Unreviewed Activity submitted in preparation for the NNN Writing with Numbers Workshop ...

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.

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Education
Mathematics
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Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Stuart Boersma
Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
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Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers ...

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:
Education
Political Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
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This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. ...

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.

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Education
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Devashree Gupta
Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
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Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, ...

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

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Education
Political Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Alfred Montero
Calculating Divorce Rates
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This exercise from a course in family sociology asseses students' ability to ...

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.

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Education
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Joseph Carroll
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research
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A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students ...

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.

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Education
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mija Van Der Wege
Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).
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This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as ...

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.

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Education
Mathematics
Economics
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Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Meherun Ahmed
Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning
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This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use ...

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.

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Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
George Vrtis
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief
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This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ...

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:
Education
Economics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
Demographic Data in Community Assessment
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As part of a community assessment, students research demographic data for a ...

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.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Shari Goldberg
Descriptive Statistics Project
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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.

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Education
Mathematics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
david gray
Economic Argument About Increasing Fuel Efficiency
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Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and ...

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

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Economics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Bernard Madison
Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities
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This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay ...

This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Savina
Exploring Economic Inequality with Data
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This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used ...

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.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Economics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe