This lesson sequence for Year 9 students was written by Nik Caldwell from Higham Lane School in Nuneaton.
Overall enquiry question
Do surveys benefit the surveyed or the surveyors?
- identify the ways in which data and information is collected and collated
- assess the impact the collection of surveys would have on the respondents and how the process may impact on their answers
- ascertain what the intended purpose of this collection and collation is/was
- demonstrate both the need and inevitability of the government collection of data
- question the amount of data the government has at its disposal
- consider if the government ‘knows too much’ in today’s society
- judge who benefits from surveys being conducted