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sycamorex 11-07-2013 05:07 PM

Looking for interesting table with data for my students
 
I can't find any interesting data (statistics) that I could give to my students. They are mostly female aged 16-19. I'd like it to be useful, interesting and fun (not sure if all three are possible). They will have to analyse it, work out percentages and report / represent it. (eg. In SE England the percentage of Linux users is .... and is 10% higher than in ..., the number of viruses has dropped by 5% since 2007, represent the data on a line chart, etc.)

Can anyone suggest a topic and/or a link to some data?

Thank you.

dugan 11-07-2013 05:41 PM

How about FBI crime stats?

The "tables" are in formats like Excel, which can be converted.

frankbell 11-07-2013 08:40 PM

There is a wealth of information offered in various formats at the U. S. Census Bureau:

http://www.census.gov/

The UK Office of National Statistics offers data in Excel format:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-meth...011/index.html

salasi 11-08-2013 12:52 PM

I'm not sure how well these fit your requirements, are they are more about 'interesting stats' and visualisation than 'useful stuff for students to work on', but, here goes anyway:

http://www.gapminder.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03h8r1j
http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php
http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/visualisation/2010/11/25/55/
http://ciaworldfactbook.us/

sycamorex 11-08-2013 01:16 PM

Thanks a lot guys. I'll have a look at them and I'm sure I'll find something relevant!!!!

AnanthaP 11-09-2013 12:18 AM

Some time back I came across an interesting web page titled
"introduction to statistics using LibreOffice.org calc edition 4" which is published under the creative commons license 3.0 and today I googled it and found
"introduction to statistics using LibreOffice.org calc and gnumeric edition 5.1"
This has some interesting examples that might be fun and also involve students also actually gathering data. The URL is
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-conten...20Gnumeric.pdf
and the source url is at : http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/statistics/text5.html
This last source URL renders better for me in chrome as compared to the PDF.

OK

sycamorex 11-09-2013 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnanthaP (Post 5061172)
Some time back I came across an interesting web page titled
"introduction to statistics using LibreOffice.org calc edition 4" which is published under the creative commons license 3.0 and today I googled it and found
"introduction to statistics using LibreOffice.org calc and gnumeric edition 5.1"
This has some interesting examples that might be fun and also involve students also actually gathering data. The URL is
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-conten...20Gnumeric.pdf
and the source url is at : http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/statistics/text5.html
This last source URL renders better for me in chrome as compared to the PDF.

OK

Thanks. An excellent resource.

AnanthaP 02-19-2014 11:11 PM

More examples.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ir-4175495538/
which contains http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~aldous...in_tosses.html

and links to more suggestions
http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~aldous...ugrad_res.html

OK

Habitual 02-20-2014 09:01 AM

http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Sample_Databases

sycamorex 02-20-2014 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Habitual (Post 5121617)

Thank you. That looks interesting. I will have a look and see if something might be relevant. There is never enough data!

Habitual 02-20-2014 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 5121638)
Thank you. That looks interesting. I will have a look and see if something might be relevant. There is never enough data!

You, are Very Welcome.
Glad I could help.

sycamorex 02-20-2014 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AnanthaP (Post 5121347)

Did not see it earlier. Thank you. I shall check it after work.


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