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Data Handling - Collecting and Recording Data

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Surveys will usually involve collecting and recording data. In the subject of Data Handling, the way you collect and record information depends on the type of data you are studying. Remember to keep it simple so that you can get results quickly and accurately.

Try the following Math quiz on the subject.

1.
When carrying out a survey to gather several pieces of information about a subject, you can design a .......
qualification
questionnaire
query
quintuplet
2.
To be useful, a questionnaire should be given to a suitable number of people, called the .......
assortment
average
sample
share
Choosing the size of your sample is an important part of the survey preparation
3.
Which question would not be asked in a questionnaire about how secondary schoolchildren travel to school?
Do you use public transportation? Y or N
How far do you have to travel to school?
Is it sensible to wear a bike helmet?
How do you travel to school - car, bus, walk or cycle?
Questions should be relevant and easy to understand as well as easy to answer
4.
Age is often a useful data item for any survey. Which of these questions would be the best to use in the school travel questionnaire?
What is your date of birth?
Tick your age group: 0-10, 11-16, 17-21, over 21
Where were you born?
Circle your Year Group: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
5.
The numbers for each type of transport are recorded on a tally chart. Tally strokes are written in groups of .......
3
4
5
6
Five bar gates make the tally marks much easier to count
6.
When the tally strokes are counted, the totals for each category are recorded in a column headed .......
frequency
number
total
type
It's a good idea to get used to using this word
7.
Which of these questions would be most useful in the school transport survey?
Do you have a driver's license?
Are you a boy or a girl?
How tall are you?
Can you ride a horse?
Keep questions relevant. It could be useful to compare boys' and girls' travel arrangements
8.
Year 10 pupils
20 pupils from each Year Group
The first 100 people entering the school gate
All pupils
9.
50% of pupils are girls. In a sample of 10% of pupils, how many girls will you ask to fill in the questionnaire?
30
40
50
60
10% of 1,000 = 100 and half of them should be girls
10.
What word is used to describe the most common answer to a question in a survey?
Mean
Median
Mode
Range
MOst common = MOde
Author:  Frank Evans