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Column statistics in grade centre

This video shows you how you can get some statistical information about assessments from the grade centre.

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Student story: Weishan Shi, international student

Weishan Shi shares her experiences of being an international student in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield.

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Student story: Weishan Shi, MSc Statistics with Medical Applications

Weishan Shi shares her experiences of studying the MSc Statistics with Medical Applications course in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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MASH at the University of Sheffield

Maths and stats at university can be very different to what you’re used to. But fear not: MASH - The Maths and Statistics help service is here to support you throughout your time at Sheffield.…

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Teaching HTML to Level 1 Maths Students

In this collection of case studies colleagues explore ways they have developed digital skills and literacies of their students. Sam Marsh and Simon Willerton (Mathematics and Statistics) look at why…

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Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman in conversation part 2

Data experts Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman discuss how data is used in today's digital society. They examine the enormous potential offered by big data, explain the new technologies that enable…

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Small to Big Numbers: Making Sense of Data in the Media

Dr Mark Taylor - Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the Sheffield Methods Institute explains how to understand the use of small numbers in this excerpt from our new free, open online course…

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Big to Small Numbers: Making Sense of Data in the Media

Dr Mark Taylor - Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the Sheffield Methods Institute explains how to break down bigger numbers in this excerpt from our new free, open online course 'Making Sense…

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Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman in conversation part 1

Data experts Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman discuss how data is used in today's digital society. They examine the enormous potential offered by big data, explain the new technologies that enable…

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Interview with Joe Twyman from YouGov

In this video, we hear from Joe Twyman, the Head of Political and Social Research for Europe, Middle East and Africa at YouGov (an internet-based market research company) about his experience of…

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Drawing a Sample

A sample is a subset of a population. It lies at the heart of survey research. It is sometimes called a ‘miniature of the population’, so the process of drawing a sample should maximise…

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Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

This is a phrase used in statistics to emphasise that a correlation between two variables does not imply that one causes the other. Just because two trends seem to fluctuate in tandem, that…

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Reviewing the Methodology

Most reputable organisations will provide some level of information about the data they publish so that we can see how it was collected, who procured it, and for what purpose. Without this basic…

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The Importance of Measurement

Measurement is how we quantify objects and events so that we can make comparisons among them. Being aware of the measures used in a dataset will help you determine the quality of the evidence.

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When Research Questions Go Bad

What happens when a research question isn’t framed properly? You can end up with misleading conclusions. In this video, educator Andy Bell considers a recent news story and the research…

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Taking a View From the Outside

We’ve started to get a sense of some of the different ways that the media uses data to make you think numbers are big or small, but sometimes, to understand the size of a number, we need to…

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