Lesson 1: Introduction to data science
Introduction to Data Science
In this section you will be introduced to the term “Data Science”. You will consider some examples of how data science impacts on your life and also explore a data set in more detail.
In this activity you will consider some examples of where data science impacts on you.
In this activity you will explore one of the data sets listed below:
- Cars data (AQA data set)
- Weather data (Edexcel data set)
- Country data (MEI data set 4)
- Methods of travel data (OCR data set)
For more information about the each of the large data sets used in this course, watch these short video introductions.
Note: Web-based copies of the data sets are provided on this page for ease of access. Up-to-date versions of the large data sets can be download directly from the relevant awarding organisation’s website.