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Unit 5 (Ch. 2)

In Search of Good Data (Chapter 2 in our textbook)
In this unit we will answer significant questions by researching data. We will use the Internet, databases, the library, and various other sources to find effective data. We will study sampling techniques and discuss randomization. Finally, we will discuss the differences in primary and secondary data as well as learn how to avoid several types of bias.
 
Note: The following outline is subject to change without notice.
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Topic Homework
2.1 Developing a Thesis Pg. 81 # 1ac, 3 (@home), 8, 13, 16
Chapter Problem 1 on page 84
Challenge Pg. 83 #17
2.2 Characteristics of Data Pg. 89 # 1, 2, 3abcd, 4abcd, 7, 11
Chapter Problem 2 on page 92
2.3 Collecting Samples Pg. 99 # 1, 2, 6, 8
Chapter Problem 3 on page 102
Assignment 2.3  Download the PDF
2.4 Creating Question
(Primary vs. Secondary Data)
Multiple Days
Pg. 105 # 1a, b, 5ab, 9, 13, 15a
Creating a Questionnaire Activity  Download the PDF
Chapter Problem 4 on page 109
2.5 Avoiding Bias Pg. 113 #1,2,3,9,10a,15,17
Chapter Problem 5 on page 118 (read the notes)
2.6 Secondary Sources Pg. 123 # 1, 4, 5abc, 10
Chapter Problem 6 on page 126 – Use Internet Only
Chapter Review (Wrap-up)
Interesting Khan Academy video about surveys & samples.
Pg. 136 # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Who is the mystery writer in the chapter problems?
Chapter Test Pg. 138 # 1-5
Test Day Date to be determined.
 
Download the PDF  Download the PDF  (The PDF has Chapter problems in it but we are NOT doing them...)