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  1. Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design

    24 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick

    "What does social science tell us about how to make thriving online communities? Quite a lot, it turns out - but only if we listen very closely and, at times, employ a translator." - Kraut and Resnick 2012

  2. Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE

    20 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jacqueline Augusiak, Andreas Focks, Béatrice M. Frank, Faten Gabsi, Alice S.A. Johnston, Chun Liu, Benjamin T. Martin, Mattia Meli, Viktoriia Radchuk, Pernille Thorbek, Steven F Railsback, Volker Grimm

    This resource has been updated - find the current version  here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/829Highlights• We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis.• TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework...

  3. POPULUS Lotka - Volterra, the logistic equation & Isle Royale

    13 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Stephen Malcolm

    Laboratory exercise explores predator-prey dynamics using Populus.

  4. POPULUS Simulations of interspecific competition using the Lotka-Volterra model

    13 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Scott Creel

    Explores the Lotka-Volterra model of interspecific competition using Populus.  

  5. Statistics for biologists

    12 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/897There is no disputing the importance of statistical analysis in biological research, but too often it is considered only after an experiment is completed, when it may be too...

  6. Quantitative Modules to accompany general biology courses

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Susan Harrell Yee, Monica Beals

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/828This collection of about 50 modules were developed to accompany general biology courses and allow instructors to add some quantitative examples in many of the topics in a...

  7. Tools: New tools for new science

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/891A collection of computational, modeling and data analysis tools developed at Microsoft Research Labs.

  8. How the Scientific Method Works

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Charles (Chuck) Bryant, Josh Clark

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/827It evolved over centuries to become the gold standard for conducting scientific inquiry. Yet many people - including some scientists – don’t fully understand...

  9. Quantitative Reasoning Learning Progression

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Robert Mayes

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/353The NSF Pathways Project focused on developing learning progressions for environmental sceince on the 6-12 grade levels. Pathways explored how students on middle to high school grade bands...

  10. Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

    06 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/890https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5XkhUGzBs

  11. POPULUS Evolutionary forces

    03 Feb 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jonathan M. Brown

    This lab is focused on understanding how evolutionary forces - including mutation, genetic drift, migration, and selection - result in changes in population allele frequencies.  

  12. A quick tour of IONTW

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Ying Xin

    In this module we guide you through some of the capabilities of IONTW. Highlights include the types of networks supported, setting up various types of models of disease transmission, observing the resulting dynamics, and collecting statistics on the outcomes. Along the way, the module also...

  13. Population Growth

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Miles Silman

    Lab exercise in which students model both discrete and continuous density-independent growth. Students also model discrete and time-lagged density-dependent growth. General questions are provided at the end.

  14. Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation, and Isle Royale

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Stephen Malcolm

    Students work through the basic Lotka-Volterra predator prey model using an example in which the prey exhibit density independence.  Students then incorporate density dependence of prey items using several different features of Populus.

  15. POPULUS Genetic Drift Computer Simulation

    30 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Joanna Vondrasek, Janis Antonovics, Doug Taylor

    A stand-alone lab exercise developed for the Evolution course at the University of Virginia. Explores the effects of population size and initial allele frequency on the loss/fixation of alleles.  

  16. SUMS4Bio - Video tutorials in math and stats for biology students

    27 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Wojdak, Caleb Adams, Daniel Cole Metz

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/747This website features an array of short video tutorials on ideas covered in Radford University's Math4Bio and Stats4Bio courses. Some videos cover concepts, while...

  17. OpenIntro

    24 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/889OpenIntro was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook. The mission of OpenIntro is to make educational products that...

  18. Brainstorming ideas

    24 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Lisa Limeri, Sam S Donovan, Tim Mackie, Lauren Bakale, Amanda Riley, Gabriel da Silva Pescador

    A list of ideas we brainstormed in class on 22-Jan-2015 for our group project with Unity.

  19. Project MOSAIC

    23 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Daniel Kaplan, Karl-Dieter Crisman, Nicholas Horton, Eric Marland, Randall Pruim

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/825From the project website: Project MOSAIC is a community of educators working to develop a new way to introduce mathematics, statistics, computation and modeling...

  20. statsTeachR

    23 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Nicholas Reich, Andrea Foulkes, Harrel Blatt, Eric Cohen, Gregory Matthews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/781From the project website:What is statsTeachR?statsTeachR is an open-access, online repository of modular lesson plans, a.k.a. "modules", for teaching...