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Data a collection of facts, such as values or measurements
Data QUANTITATIVE Can be collected using numbers QUALITATIVE about preferences Discrete data can only take certain values Continuous data can take any value Primary data You collect yourself Secondary data: Someone else has collected
You collect data by doing a Survey you collect data for every member of the group (the whole "population"). you collect data just for selected members of the group. A census is accurate, but hard to do. A sample is not as accurate, but may be good enough, and is a lot easier. SAMPLE CENSUS
Be careful! Don’t bias your survey. If you measure something several times and all values are close, they may all be wrong if there is a "Bias“ Bias is a systematic (built-in) error which makes all measurements wrong by a certain amount.
Here are five steps to a successful survey: Step one: create the questions Step two: ask the questions Step three: display the data Step four: analyse the data Step five: present the results Analyse :study in detail
Display the data Show the pattern and shape of the data Give a clear understanding of the data more quickly Explain and analyse your results Display: organise the data collected into tables and graphs so that the patterns can be seen and analysed
HOW TO SHOWS DATA Bar Graph Pie Chart Pictograms Histograms
Bar Charts A Bar Chart (also called Bar Graph) is a graphical display of data using bars of different heights. For a bar chart you need: An easy scale for the axes, which you should label on the axes A title describing why you have drawn the bar chart
Pie Chart A special chart that uses "pie slices" to show relative sizes of data. It is the best way to show fractions or percentages for a set of data
How to Make a Pie Chart Yourself First add up all your values to get a total Next, divide each value by the total Now you need to figure out how many degrees for each "pie slice" A Full Circle has 360 degrees, so we do this calculation: value/total x 360 (You can also multiply (value/total) by 100 to get a percent
Now you are ready to start drawing! Draw a circle. Then use your protractor to measure the degrees of each sector.
Pictograms A Pictogram is a way of showing data using images or symbols. Each image stands for a certain number of things. You need: Simple symbols that are easy to draw A key showing what each symbol stands for A title describing why you have draw the pictograms