Unit 1: Developing questions, collecting and classifying data

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Develop questions that require the collection of data
  • Use appropriate instruments to collect data
  • Classify the collected data as categorical or numerical
  • Organise the collected data using tallies and frequency tables.
Unit 1 instructions
  • Review pages 4 – 7 of your module study guide covering the theory of unit 1
  • Review the enrichment resources included as additional information
  • Individually complete activity 2.1.1 on page 7 of your module guide
  • Complete your answers in electronic format using either a Word document or a Spreadsheet. Save your document / spreadsheet in the following format: Full name_Module 2_Unit 1
  • Follow the submission instructions in the tool below to submit your answers

Velaction┬áVideos. (2013). Data collection: Understand the types of data (Standard YouTube licence) – watch from 0.44

MooMooMath & Science. (2016). Discrete and continous data (Standard YouTube licence)


365 Data Science. (2019). Types of data: Categorical vs numerical (Standard YouTube licence)