Home internet survey
The learning object L3150 Home Internet survey is an appropriate activity for students who are unfamiliar with the statistical investigation process. It models the process and can stimulate discussion about the steps involved.
After choosing a question of interest, students are guided through conducting a survey, collating and displaying data for analysis. They identify conclusions that can be supported by the evidence.
Students are required to make choices at each stage of the investigation, and they receive immediate and detailed feedback.
Students choose survey questions, graph type and an article headline appropriate to the investigation.
Discuss with students how the data have been organised into tables and how the appropriate graph types are well-labelled. These are good examples for them to follow in their own investigations.
Ask students to use the provided report template to write a newspaper article using the results from the investigation.
The Internet survey activity is one of a series of three, which also includes L3154 Leisure survey and L3158 Healthy life survey. It is also part of a unit of work for year 8 students, which is featured in R11397 Using 'Investigating us' – Teacher idea.