Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Election Data in the Classroom!


On Wednesday, October 3rd, join us for two sessions that feature tools and content to bring election data into the classroom with the goal to support quantitative literacy in the social sciences. As the momentum of the 2012 Presidential Election builds, what a great time to pique the interest of students and get them hooked on (election) data!

Register today for:

12-12:50 p.m.: SETUPS: The ANES in the Classroom

Webcast link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/866613262
The Supplemental Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) have been widely used by political science instructors since the 1970s. Charles Prysby and Carmine Scavo, the creators of Voting Behavior: The 2008 Election as well as past SETUPS editions, will lead this session and describe how this series of activities can be used to teach students about survey research and data analysis as they examine patterns in voting behavior. Prysby and Scavo will include tips for classroom use of the exercises and maybe even some hints about the 2012 version!

1-1:50 p.m.: Election Data in the Classroom

Webcast link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/722645138
ICPSR's Online Learning Center and TeachingWithData.org Web site include several activities that use election data and polling to illustrate basic concepts in political science. Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR's Director of Instructional Resources, will highlight specific resources and provide concrete examples of classroom use.

These webcasts are part of ICPSR’s 2012 Data Fair featuring election data. For still more sessions to be held October 1 – 3, 2012, visit the schedule at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/schedule.html

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