A World Full of Data

Last week I was privileged to attend the launch of the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries joint report on

A World Full of Data: Statistics Opportunities Across A-Level Subjects

The report was completed by Roger Porkess and was based on the fieldwork I and many others contributed to earlier in the year.

General Findings

At the launch Roger talked through and discussed many of his general findings that were relevant to most subjects included in the report:

Statistical Literacy

I found the emphasis on ‘statistical literacy,’ rather than simply numeracy, very useful. Clearly numeracy is important, but statistical literacy places an emphasis on developing a confidence with using statistical tests and interpreting their results, especially using software tools.

Download the Report

Download the report or view a copy of A World Full of Data from this website.

Previous Report

This report builds on the previous report, The Future of Statistics in Our Schools and Colleges.

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