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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...

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...

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...

Mini-course 4: Batches - Facts About Food

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about looking at, analysing and comparing batches of data. In this mini-course students should learn how to:

• look at a batch in terms of level, spread, distribution and outliers
• make a dotplot
• make a...

Mini-course 3: Trends - Population Changes

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is particularly appropriate for dealing with time-series data - data which show how one quantity changes over time.

It consists of five units:

Looking at population changes introduces some of the...

Mini-course 1: Looking at Data - the Way We Live

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is an introduction to collecting, organising and interpreting data.

This mini-course consists of five units:

Where does the money go? is an introduction to looking at tables of data. It includes...

Mini-course 2: Picturing Data - Risks

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is an introduction to the graphical presentation of data.

It consists of five units:

Changing patterns of risk considers what makes an effective chart, and emphasises the point that the choice of...

Quick Guide: Medical Applications of Physics

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.

This is a resource produced by current...

Quick Guide: Esters

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at naturally-occuring esters, industrial production and uses of esters. It is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher.

This is...

Quick Guide: Green Chemistry

Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at our use of chemicals which is inevitable, whatever their source. Green, or sustainable, chemistry develops chemicals and processes capable of performing vital functions, while minimising social and...

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