Scaffolding Assignments- Materials

Materials for “Scaffolding Assignments and Activities for Undergraduate Research Methods.” 2017.  Journal of Political Science Education.  

These materials were created with my coauthor  Florian Justwan (University of Idaho).   If you need more information, please contact my colleague or me via email (Sarah Fisher’s & Florian Justwan’s

Citation: detailed discussion of these materials appears in

Sarah Fisher & Florian Justwan (2018).  Scaffolding Assignments and Activities for Undergraduate Research Methods, Journal of Political Science Education.  

Introducing Quantitative Social Science Articles 


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Research Paper Assignment

Bad Statistics Assignment 

Most Similar Systems Design/Most Different Systems Design 

Presidential Speeches 

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