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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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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 science makes*...
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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 small scale near...
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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 is meant by 'additive...
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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 calculations...
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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 stem and leaf plot• find...
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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 problems of interpreting graphs...
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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 some simple ideas of the sorts...
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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 a chart will depend on the...
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1990 - 1999

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Nuffield Advanced Chemistry (Third Edition): Biochemistry

The popular biochemistry special study was revised and updated for the third edition of Nuffield Advanced Chemistry. Biochemistry was first published as a special study in 1970, in a book of 166 pages with seven pages on DNA. Even in the second edition, published in 1984, the experimental work on RNA was optional. But...
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