Author Archives: davidbdale

About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Barter Explained Poorly, 4 Times

Paragraph 1. Bartering is trading services or goods with another person when there is no money involved. This type of exchange was relied upon by early civilizations. There are even cultures within modern society who still rely on this type of … Continue reading

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Hypothesis Feedback

By THU OCT 07, all of you will have consulted with my on a plan to develop your Hypotheses to reveal the most intriguing research questions you can imagine. You’re smart people and good students. You’re in class because you … Continue reading

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The “Give Directly” Hypothesis

In 2013 Daniel Handel, an economist with USAID—the U.S. government’s main agency for foreign assistance—had just moved to Rwanda when he heard about a charity that was testing a bold idea: Instead of giving people in poor countries, say, livestock … Continue reading

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Task: Purposeful Summaries

The Purposeful Summary Task You’ll be writing Purposeful Summaries of three counterintuitive articles as discussed in today’s Purposeful Summary Lecture. Links to dozens of candidate articles can be found in the sidebar of the blog. You may make use of … Continue reading

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How to Post to the Blog

It occurred to me while I was waiting for my instructional video to be processed at Canvas, that I could also post it here.

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Preview Survey Results

Hey, class. I thought you might like to see the (anonymized) results of the Survey Monkey Comp II Preview. I’m all about feedback and staying in touch, so I want you to know from the very start that I take … Continue reading

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Proposal +5 “Concussions in the NFL: Are Players Beginning to Value Their Brains More than the Game?” Behind the Steel Curtain. 7 June 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. How I Used It: This article can be used in many different … Continue reading

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White Paper—ndb1996

White Paper Assignment Working Hypothesis 1 The game of football is a sport many may consider “Americas Game”, It has single handedly taken ownership of a day of the week and it continues to provide entertainment for everyone viewing. However, … Continue reading

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Stone Money—ndb1996

Stone Money Assignment             It seems that as a society we always wish for more money. More money through the lottery, more money through casinos, more money, more money, more money. Theoretically however, if I were to win a 10 … Continue reading

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Rebuttal             As a fan of the sport of football and a “not so big” fan of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the fans of the sport seem to solely put the blame on the league and Goodell for the concussion … Continue reading

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