Data Handling Cycle
This unit focuses on the Data Handling Cycle, i.e., plan, collect, analyse, discuss.
Each of the resources below could be used for several lessons depending on how much detail you want to go into. They all contain lesson plans and resources. More details are given below and detailed instructions within each resource in the lesson plans.
Links and Resources
This resource from the Royal Statistical Society provides some useful background reading on how to teach data handling correctly.
This resource considers the question of whether the popularity of getting married is changing over time. It includes a data set in a spreadsheet for you to analyse and instructions on how to do so.
This resource focuses on questionnaire design. There is a mtching activity for pupils to do and also lots of discussion points.
The Coursework pdf within this resource starts by posing several questions and then guides you through using the data handling cycle to answer them. It provided several examples and exercises to do.
This resource provides a lesson plan and activities to enable you to use the Census at Schools data to approach the data handling cycle.
The Census at Schools project is a Nationwide questionnaire given to pupils over several years.