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How Does Society Decide?

This is one of three readers published by the ASE's SATIS 16-19 project as a way of linking together a selection of the individual units. 'How Does Society Decide?' discusses the responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society to take part in the decisions that affect them. The book aims to help readers to...

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1990 - 1999

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What Is Science?

This is one of three readers published by the ASE's SATIS 16-19 project as a way of linking together a selection of the individual units. 'What is Science?' addresses philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge. The aim is to use stories and examples to show students:
*what kinds of explanation...

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1990 - 1999

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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...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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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...

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1990 - 1999

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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

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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...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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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...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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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...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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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...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Hypothesis Testing

This resource from the Continuing Mathematics project is made up of three units covering hypothesis testing.

The first unit covers the Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test and aims to teach the use of a non-parametric test for assessing the significance of the difference between two independent samples....

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1970 - 1979

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