Discuss and Reflect
- Why am I in this unit?
- Who uses statistics to persuade? How? Ethically?
- What does significant mean?
- Why do particular learning tools or approaches work or not work for you?
- [QR] The median isn't the message, CancerGuide.org (2002)
- [QR] Statistics, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics on Wikipedia
- [QR] What's in a Surname? National Geographic Magazine Blog Central (2011) Jan 11
- [B] Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (2005), using logic and quantitative methods to address research questions
- [B] Statistics as Principled Argument (1995), presenting statistics correctly and effectively
- [B] Being Digital (1995), digital technologies and their possible future
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Discuss and Critique
- [V] Changing Education Paradigms, TedTalks (2010) October (12 min)
- assessment, projects and teams
- unit outline
- inferential and descriptive statistics
- opposing approaches to analysis
- Week 2 learning objectives
|- Explain readings and Wikipedia
- Emphasise story telling and visualisation
- Emphasise plagiarism
- Elect class rep
- Watch The lady with a data visualisation, OpenLearn at the Open University (3.5 min)