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Using Random Samples of Real Data

This link takes you to a chapter from the booklet Relevant and Engaging Statistics and Data Handling, published by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE). 

The chapter, Using Random Samples of Real Data, starts by describing how to draw random samples from the CensusAtSchool website, and then provides specific ideas about how to exploit this facility. For example, the first investigation focuses on how sample size affects the reliability of the sample mean as a predictor of the population mean. Once introduced to the resource as a whole, it is not difficult to imagine many interesting projects.

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