Use the planning tool to capture ideas about
- Methods of data collection
- Who to measure
- What to measure and how
Using secondary data
Secondary data can be provided by the teacher and/or sourced by the student.
Overall for the dataset:
- Was the data collected using an observational study or an experiment (from CL5)? ( Method)
- Who was the data collected from? (“Who”)
- Who collected the data? (Method)
- When was the data collected? (Method)
- Where was the data collected? (Method)
- What was the purpose for collecting the data? (Initial investigator’s problem/purpose)
Specific to the variable (What and how):
- State the variable.
- What was the data collection or survey question asked to collect the data?
- How was the variable measured?
- What are the units, if any, for the variable?
- What are the possible outcomes for the variable?
- What type of data is it? Categorical or numerical?
https://new.censusatschool.org.nz/explore/ Explore the data
- At the time of writing the random sampler https://new.censusatschool.org.nz/random-sampler/ had access to eight previous CensusAtSchool questionnaires with a new one to be added in 2021, and the Karekare College and Kiwi kapers datasets are also available through the random sampler tool
- The “old random sampler” https://new.censusatschool.org.nz/tools/random-sampler/ also has CAS international data, CAS USA data, NZ incomes 2003 and 2011, and Birth Surf 2006
https://data.govt.nz/ Discover and use data
Australia https://data.gov.au/data/; European Statistics https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database; OECD https://data.oecd.org/; UK https://data.gov.uk/; USA https://www.data.gov/; World Bank https://data.worldbank.org/
https://figure.nz/ Find and use figures about our country, for free.
Gapminder and Dollar Street
Dollar Street https://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street
Google dataset search – a search engine for datasets
- Requires you to register to access the data, this is free
- To access datasets you need to register, this is free
https://litterintelligence.org/ Data, insights and action for a litter-free world.
This link is to the classroom resources page, search for data.
Teaching Statistics is Awesome
- Has many interesting datasets to explore depending on the level taught, for example:
- Has ideas to create datasets to explore with students, for example: