Game of data

Game of data

This post is second in a series of posts where I’m going to share some strategies for getting real data to use for statistical investigations that require sample to population inference. As I write them, you will be able to

Finding real data for real data stories

Finding real data for real data stories

This post is first in a series of posts where I’m going to share some strategies for getting real data for real data stories, specifically to use for statistical investigations that require sample to population inference. As I write them,

Cat and whisker plots – sampling from the Quick, Draw! dataset

Cat and whisker plots – sampling from the Quick, Draw! dataset

Last night, I saw a tweet announcing that Google had made data available on over 50 million drawings from the game Quick, Draw! I had never played the game before, but it is pretty cool. The idea behind the game is

It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

In April 2017, I presented an ASA K-12 statistics education webinar: Statistical reasoning with data cards (webinar). Towards the end of the webinar, I encouraged teachers to get students to make their own data cards about their cats. A few days later,

Statistics flowers (data cards)

Statistics flowers (data cards)

Inspired by Fisher’s Iris data, this sample of flowers was created through simulation from a carefully designed model. From a student’s perspective, these flowers represent a random sample of flowers from a much bigger population of statistics flowers. The idea is that students

Auckland Marathon 2015 runners (population data)

Auckland Marathon 2015 runners (population data)

The data for each runner entered in the Auckland Marathon 2015 was obtained from https://www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz/. This data is owned by the organisers of the Auckland Marathon and can not be used for commercial purposes unless by prior written permission from the organisers. For each

Rugby World Cup 2015 players (population data)

Rugby World Cup 2015 players (population data)

The data for each player in the Rugby World Cup 2015 was obtained from http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/. This data is owned by the Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWC) and can not be used for commercial purposes unless by prior written permission from the RWC.

Census at school stick people (data cards)

Census at school stick people (data cards)

This population of stick people was created using data from the Census at School 2015 database. For the data cards, rather than put/indicate gender on the card I have used a fictional name, taken from the names of children entered in the