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Old 11-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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How about FBI crime stats?

The "tables" are in formats like Excel, which can be converted.
 
Old 11-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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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

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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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/
 
Old 11-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot guys. I'll have a look at them and I'm sure I'll find something relevant!!!!
 
Old 11-09-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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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

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:15 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 11:11 PM   #8
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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
 
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http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Sample_Databases
 
Old 02-20-2014, 09:21 AM   #10
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Thank you. That looks interesting. I will have a look and see if something might be relevant. There is never enough data!
 
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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.
 
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Did not see it earlier. Thank you. I shall check it after work.
 
  


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