Data collection in engineering

A collection of resources to provide ideas for setting data collection in the context of engineering, together with materials to support the teaching of this topic.

'Bridges and Structures' explores data collection through building structures from an A4 sheet of paper. Students have to test structures for strength, involving a systematic approach and collection of data.

There are two supporting resources. 'Sampling, Data and Bias' looks at attitudes of different sections of the population to the Armed Forces. 'Collecting Data' explores what makes a good questionnaire, and looks at the subtleties of sampling and grouping data.