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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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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. In this context, the...
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1970 - 1979

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Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive Statistics is the name the Continuing Mathematics Project has given to a sequence of four units which deal with distributions, histograms, bar charts, frequency tables and measures of central tendency and dispersion.The first unit, Presenting Statistics, aims to teach some basic statistical techniques...
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1970 - 1979

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Fuels, Explosives and Dyestuffs

Part of the Chemistry in Industry series, Fuels, Explosives and Dyestuffs is designed as source-book for science teachers.Chapter 2, on fuels, covers:*The origin and nature of fossil fuels*The properties of fuels that are commercially important*Solid fuels*Fluidised combustion*Air pollution*Smokeless fuels*Gas making...
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1970 - 1979

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High Polymers

Part of the Chemistry in Industry series, High Polymers was designed as a source-book for science teachers.Contents:Chapter 1:*Polymerization of monomers through addition, condensation, and copolymerisation*The structure and properties of polymersChapter 2:*Plastics, including: cellulose-based plastics*Casein-based...
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1970 - 1979

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Electrons and the Nucleus

This Advanced Physics Project for Independent Learning (APPIL) unit is the only second-level unit for the theme called ‘Waves'. The unit is a study of electrons and the nuclear atom. It traces the development of the understanding of the nature of matter and its implications in the diverse fields of electronics,...
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1980 - 1989

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Student's Resource Book

The Advanced Physics Project for Independent Learning (APPIL) published this Student's Resource Book to contain essential general guidance about the course. The first part of the book gives an introduction to the course and to study skills. Parts 2, 3 and 4 are supplements to the student's unit, on practical work,...
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1980 - 1989

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