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Getting Students Excited about Quantitative Data Analysis
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Quantitative Methodology
Integrating Data Analysis (IDA)

How to Cite

Ciabattari, Teresa. 2012. “Getting Students Excited about Quantitative Data Analysis”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this essay, I discuss several lessons I have learned for how to successfully engage students in quantitative data analysis, especially in introductory, non-statistics courses. These lessons include offering activities that allow exploration, challenge but do not overwhelm students, move students towards cumulative learning in the course and in the...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
Resource Type(s):
Assignment, Essay
Class Level(s):
Any Level
Class Size(s):

Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. To introduce students to quantitative data analysis in introductory level sociology courses.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Written assignments that use quantitative data analysis

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