Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences

Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810520
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Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills In History And The Social Sciences from the Author: Kathleen W. Craver. History and social sciences educators have been charged with ensuring that our students are quantitatively literate. Being able to integrate research data in the form of graphs, charts, and tables and deconstruct quantitative evidence to address questions and solve problems is no longer the domain of mathematicians. Being quantitatively literate is considered an educational imperative in a data-drenched world that holds so many employment challenges. The internet contains a treasure trove of valid and reliable sources of quantitative data that history and social sciences teachers can easily use to satisfy the quantitative literacy requirements of the National Common Core Standards. This book features 85 interesting and exciting multi-century and multicultural web sites that are accompanied by numerical critical thinking questions and activities. Teachers can pose the questions to their entire class or individually assign them. It also contains lists of best practices and examples for interpreting, visualizing, and displaying quantitative data. History and social sciences educators will find this book an indispensable tool for incorporating numerical literacy skills into their class activities and assignments.

Teaching Quantitative Methods

Author: Geoff Payne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209814
Size: 39.34 MB
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Teaching Quantitative Methods from the Author: Geoff Payne. This exciting collection is both useful and timely. It clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. Addressing the perceived 'crisis of number' in a practical and fresh way the book sets out dynamic new approaches to teaching quantitative methods. It offers historical, comparative, analytical reflection and empirical evidence concerning the crisis in contemporary social sciences. Experts from across the social sciences provide a wide range of authoritative insights as well as a number of useful illustrations of strategies and resources designed to help overcome this 'crisis of number'. Each chapter reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches within the social sciences making this an interdisciplinary, relevant addition to the subject. The book also: o focuses on innovations in how to teach quantitative research methods o reports on the latest ESRC research projects on teaching quantitative methods o locates itself within current debates about skills for employment. Clear, engaging and original this book will be essential reading for those interested in learning and teaching quantitative methods.

Assessing Literacy

Author: Anne Campbell
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788133748
Size: 24.99 MB
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Assessing Literacy from the Author: Anne Campbell. Sets forth the definition of literacy and the framework that guided the development of the instruments for the NALS. Contents: overview of the NALS and survey samples; framework development (defining literacy, extending the literacy scales); development of the background questionnaire (scope, and administration); development of the simulation tasks (materials/structures, task difficulty, processes/strategies); state adult literacy surveys (state samples, background questionnaire); participants in the development process; and sample tasks.

The Ets Test Collection Catalog

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Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780897747431
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The Ets Test Collection Catalog from the Author: . "The major source of infornmation on the availability of standardized tests". -- Wilson Library BulletinCovers commercially available standardized tests and hard-to-locate research instruments.