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Survey Data In Teaching: enhancing critical thinking and data numeracy: Tutors Guide

Corti, Louise and Mulberg, Jon (2004) Survey Data In Teaching: enhancing critical thinking and data numeracy: Tutors Guide. UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Colchester.

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Abstract

The Survey Data in Teaching (SDiT) project produced by the UK Data Archive provides a range of resources which aid in the teaching of basic data literacy for both A level and introductory undergraduate level students in a range of social science related disciplines, including government and politics, sociology, management and general studies, psychology as well as areas such as public service GNVQ and media studies. The project is also relevant to citizenship studies. The basic objectives of this pilot project are twofold – to increase the ability and confidence of students in producing and communicating data, thereby enabling them to be intelligent and critical consumers of data, and in addition to show how the extensive resources of the UK Data Archive repositories could be re-purposed and utilised to support college and university teaching. This Tutor Guide accompanies the Resources Pack containing the teaching and learning resources and is divided into three sections: Section A: The Survey Data in Teaching (SDiT) Resources Section Introduction to the teaching and learning resources: Investigating Crime; An overview of the teaching and learning resources available for the use of tutors and students, including instructions for accessing the online files and downloading of software; A synopsis of the subject matter in the modules, examples of use including model answers and suggestions for classroom exercises. Section B: Using Data Resources in Your Teaching A description of ways of using data resources in your teaching; Model answers to module 1; A mapping of the material onto aged 11-16 key skills requirements. SPSS syntax for the data analysis exercises. Section C: Evaluations Case studies based on feedback and usage of the resources in the classroom by tutors and students A full description of the project can be found in the Resources Pack that accompanies this guide.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistical literacy, data literacy, survey data, pegagogy, teaching resources, British Crime Survey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24554

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