This site was prepared for Statistics Teacher's day at University of Auckland in November 2018. Its purpose is give secondary teachers and students access to large scale surveys without having to deal with the data management and specialised software normally required. For more information about the data management involved, see the Doc's section.

Examples of research topics

Religion and childcare: Is obedience more important aspect of child rearing in more religious countries as compared to less religious countries? (Explored by Ben, year 13, TGS 2018)

Happiness and work: Is there a positive association between average happiness and average importance of work across countries? (Explored by Lillie, year 13, TGS 2018)

Health and exercise: Is average health higher in countries where people exercise more more? (Anonymous year 13 student at TGS, 2018)

Freedom and money: Do people feel that they have more freedom of choice in richer countries than in poorer countries? (Anonymous year 13 student at TGS, 2018)

If you used the data on this site, please let us know about your projects.

Research dashes – examples of students work.

The graphs below are from a 2 hour "research-dash" session. Its purpose was to wet the students appetite for research by letting them go through the entire research cycle – from developing their own research questions, analysing the data and writing up the report – based on country level averages from the World Value Survey. The results should be considered a starting point for further work, and an opportunity for students to give each other constructive feedback.