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CensusAtSchool International was established so participating countries could collect and share wide-ranging but comparable data. The global database contains over a million responses from countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan although you would need to be able to read Japanese to understand the information on their website.
Each country participating in the CensusAtSchool International project includes a range of international questions on their surveys. The information from the surveys not only enables students to analyse cross-cultural data, but it also allows teachers to create learning materials that enhance their students’ statistical literacy.
Using CensusAtSchool International Data
On the CensusAtSchool International website students can access the Random Data Selector where they can select data from the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, or press the International button which includes all of these countries.
The Royal Statistical Society for Statistical Education in the UK has developed DataTool to allow quick and easy access to large amounts of data collected by the CensusAtSchool projects. DataTool is accessed on the UK CensusAtSchool website. It provides tabulated raw data including a frequency table and statistical measurements such as mean, range and standard deviation.
Using DataTool, students can compare two samples or collect data for a sub-sample. The data is readily displayed in tables and graphs that can be customised and graphs can be exported into spreadsheets or documents.
This page first published 5 March 2008, last updated 25 June 2013