AQA

Collecting data (Foundation - Unit 1)

Topic:Collecting Data
Estimated teaching time:Foundation 4.5 hours - 5.5 hours

Specification references (in recommended teaching order)

S1 Understand and use the statistical problem solving process which involves
• specifying the problem and planning
• collecting data
• processing and presenting the data
• interpreting and discussing the results.
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S2.1 Types of data: qualitative, discrete, continuous. Use of grouped and ungrouped data.
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S2.2 Identify possible sources of bias.
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S2.3 Design an experiment or survey.
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S2.4 Design data-collection sheets distinguishing between different types of data.
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S2.5 Extract data from printed tables and lists.
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S3.1 Design and use two-way tables for grouped and ungrouped data.
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S3.2 Produce charts and diagrams for various data types. Scatter graphs, stem-and-leaf, tally charts, pictograms, bar charts, dual bar charts, pie charts, line graphs, frequency polygons, histograms with equal class intervals.
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N6.12 Discuss, plot and interpret graphs modelling real situations in statistics contexts.
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S5.9 Understand that increasing sample size generally leads to better estimates of probability and population characteristics.
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