Making Sense of Data: Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project

This collection of resources from Nuffield are designed to improve the ability of students to analyse and present data, ask questions about and find meaning in data and discuss critically the interpretation of data. 'Exploratory Data Analysis' emphasises getting to know the data, analysing and finding meaning, simple pencil and paper techniques and the use of visual presentation.

There are three types of material: reference sheets present the concepts and techniques of data analysis, mini-courses develop these ideas in one particular context and topic resources to indicate how these ideas can be used in other subject areas.

Resources

Mini-course 5: Scatterplots - Health and Growth

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about relationships between two, or more, quantities, looked at by plotting graphs of one against the other. As a result of this mini-course students should:

• look at the shape of the scatterplot before making any...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

2 files

0

0
Not yet rated

Mini-course 6: Tables of Counts - Things People Think

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about how to deal with data in the form of counts. Such data, often transformed into percentages, are very common in newspapers as well as in technical reports and publicly available statistics. As a result of this mini-...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

2 files

0

0
Not yet rated

Mini-course 7: Taking Out Effects - Smokers

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about interpreting and analysing two-way tables. As a result of this mini-course students should learn to:

• look for effects in a two-way table

• look for effects in a simple display

• understand what...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

2 files

0

0
Not yet rated

Mini-course 8: Planning an Investigation - Newspapers

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about planning an investigation which will produce data to be analysed. As a result of this mini-course students should learn to:

• think about the problem from a common sense point of view

• try out ideas on a...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

2 files

0

0
Not yet rated

Pages

Published by

Actions

Share this resource

You might also like

Resource
Resource collection
Resource collection
Resource collection

Comments

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments