L.O.Is there any correlation between development statistics? Activity using Gapminder
What do we mean by “correlation”? • Correlation means… • for instance…
What might these look like? • http://www.gapminder.org • Your task: • Log on to gapminder • Load gapminder world • Change the y axis to adult literacy rate. • Copy the graph to a word document • What kind of correlation exists between it and wealth (GDP)? Describe what you see beneath your scattergraph • Why might this relationship exist? • Now choose any other variable you think might show a negative correlation. • Repeat stages 1 – 3 above for this graph.
Go to the Downloads page and find the graphic called Has the World Become a Better Place? and click on • it. Explore this graphic to find the answers to the following questions. • How has the world changed since 1962? • How has Bangladesh changed since 1962? • Choose a country and use this graphic to investigate how it has changed over time.