Collecting data

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Why learn about collecting data?

Recording data is useful in many jobs, like taking stock in a shop, or a patient's temperature.

Quick tips for tutors

Collecting data includes:

  • Using charts and tables including tally.
  • Labelling pictograms, bar charts and line graphs.
  • Writing questions for surveys.
  • Choosing samples for surveys.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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