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Who says? The origins of data that gets used to make decisions

Who says? The origins of data that gets used to make decisions Copyrighted image Credit: Scott Adams/Universal Uclick, via educational usage
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Feb 2014
Numbers add authority to news stories and policy decisions. Where do the numbers come from? Should we trust them?

Participation Now: Patterns, possibilities, politics

Participation Now: Patterns, possibilities, politics Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jan 2014
Reviewing key milestones in the development and progress of Participation Now.

How fertility rates affect population

How fertility rates affect population Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Nov 2013
Tony Hirst looks at population models and the effects of changing fertility rates.

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Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables

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Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is concerned with two main topics. In Section 1, you will learn about another kind of graphical display, the boxplot. A boxplot is a...

Analysing skid marks

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Analysing skid marks Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Jul 2011
This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical...

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Introducing statistics

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Introducing statistics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Learn statistical tools and quantitative methods, covering topics such as summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling...

Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Sep 2012
This certificate introduces you to pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics; using mathematical software; working with abstract ideas;...

Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Sep 2012
Combine the study of two strands, from pure or applied mathematics, and statistics, to develop the skills and knowledge required for a wide range...