Population of Lisbon, Portugal
In a 2001 tutorial, as part of an exercise to sharpen student skills in
researching topics, I asked:
Is the population of Lisbon, Portugal, greater than 1 million?
What process would you follow to answer this question?
In presenting your answer in a paper, should you cite the source?
My tutorial included 12 students:
7 students answered "yes" (population about 2,600,000)
4 students answered "no" (population about 680,000)
1 student confused after finding both numbers
One possible source (in 2001): http://www.siteatlas.com/Europe/Portugal/Lisbon.htm
created 17 August 2013|
last revised 16 September 2014