Midterm examination for a class at MIT covering game theory and its applications to economics. The one-hour-and-twenty-minute open book examination asks open ended theoretical questions. The exam contains questions and solutions.
Acculturation is usually in the direction of a minority group adopting habits and language patterns of the dominant or host society, acculturation can be reciprocal. The goal of this module is to explore the assimilation and separation/ethnic competition models of acculturation.
This is a learning module that uses data to investigate trends in attitudes regarding the rights of homosexuals in the United States from the early 1990s through 2007.
Short explanation with graphical quiz to check understanding, on the changes in aggregate demand, short run aggregate supply and long run aggregate supply and the things that can change them.
Prosocial behavior is a term used by social psychologists to refer to a broad category of actions that are considered to be beneficial to others and to have positive social consequences. One type of prosocial behavior is altruism--helping that is intended to provide aid to someone else with no expectations of getting something in return.The goal of this exercise is to explore some of the factors that may influence altruistic behavior. Crosstabulation will be used.
The goal of this exercise is to compare people's attitudes about the American Dream with their experiences of upward mobility at the turn of the 21st century. Crosstabulation will be used.
The goal of this exercise is to explore the relationship between social identity and attitudes toward out-group members. Frequency distributions, crosstabulations, correlations, and multiple regression will be used.
The goal of this module is to explore some of the factors that might be associated with an individual's level of concern about the environment and global warming. Crosstabulations, frequency distributions, and bar charts will be used.
The goal of this module is to explore White and Black Americans' attitudes about racial discrimination and racial inequality. Crosstabulation will be used.
The goal of this module is to explore attitudes about government accountability and their relationship to political participation in the U.S. Crosstabulation will be used.
The goal of this exercise is to explore the differences in the stability of attitudes about long term and short term issues. Correlation coefficients, comparisons of correlations, and T-statistics will be used.
Bureau of Justice Statistics offers dynamic data analysis tools allows you to generate tables and graphs of arrest, recidivism, federal case processing among other data.
The goal of this exercise is to explore the ways in which adolescents' body image is related to attitudes and experiences in school. Particular attention will be paid to similarities and differences between boys and girls.
Over a billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. But that number is falling. This has given credence to the idea that extreme poverty can be eliminated in a generation. A new study by Brookings researchers examines the prospects for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and the factors that will determine progress toward this goal. The interactive tool below allows users to explore the study’s key findings.
This resources offers a number of BLS datasets in various formats for download and use with the available calculators.
This resource provides statistical data pertaining to state and local law enforcement, including: personnel, operating expenditures, 9-1-1 participation, computers and information systems, video cameras, police-public contact, and law enforcement training academies.
The site allows users to create customized profiles, rankings and maps that make data visual and digestible. It also features a neighborhood-level child opportunity index, the first of its kind, developed in partnership with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. In addition to providing this index and hundreds of standard measures broken down by race and ethnicity, this site also generates unique, equity-focused data on known structural factors that drive existing disparities among varying racial and ethnic groups. It allows users to zoom in from a national perspective to ever-small levels of geography: examining individual metropolitan areas, school districts, and in some cases even neighborhoods, providing pinpoint views of the often nuanced inequities present among children of varying racial and ethnic groups.
The goal of this exercise is to examine the relationship between demographic characteristics and different forms of civic participation in China. Crosstabulation will be used.