Tag: data

Variables in quantitative reserach
What is the difference between interval/ ratio, ordinal, nominal and categorical variables? This post answers this question! Interval/ ratio variables Where the distances between the categories are identical across the range of categories. For example, in question 2, the age intervals go up in years, and the distance between the years is same between every…

How equal are men and women in the UK?
The gap between men and women in terms of pay, and representation in big companies is decreasing rapidly, but significant inequalities remain in both of these areas, domestic life, and chances of being a victim of sexual assault. All of this is despite the fact that girls have been outperforming boys at GCSE (and above)…

What’s the most valid representation of trends in Life Expectancy?
Here’s a dual line chart showing trends in life expectancy for males and females in the UK from 1948 to 2016…. The above chart is only one way of visualizing this data, starting at zero. It gives the impression of a steadily increasing life expectancy for both sexes, with little difference between them. Visualizing…

School Types in England and Wales – Statistical Overview…
As of 2017, there were over 250 000 children in ‘Converter Academies’, 86, 000 students in sponsored academies, and 170 000 students in LEA maintained schools. This that in 2017 there were twice as many students in converter and sponsored academies combined as there are in LEA funded mainstream schools…. Free Schools, meanwhile, cater to…

What is Big Data?
Big data refers to things one can do at a large scale that cannot be done at a smaller scale. Big data analysis typically uses all available information and billions of data points to identify correlations which reveal new insights about human behaviour which are simply not available when using smaller data sets. Big data…