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Working with a community organisation to create open datasets from records and files


Hay, I and Callingham, RA, Working with a community organisation to create open datasets from records and files, Looking back, looking forward: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 8-13 July 2018, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Many community organisations maintain historical and other records and files that are potentially of interest to the wider community, including schools. They may lack the expertise, however, to make this knowledge available in suitable statistical formats. In this project a local group researched the history of 165 World War 1 servicemen. In addition to a published book, the data were used to create a spreadsheet that could be used by schools, and a website accessible to the general public. A local school investigated the data using Tinkerplots. Students were highly engaged and motivated by a real dataset that they could relate to through family connections. This case study paper provides suggestions for community organisations and statistics educators about working together for successful outcomes.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Statistical literacy, data files, ANZACs, Secondary schooling
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
UTAS Author:Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:127220
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-07-18
Last Modified:2019-02-14
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