Intro to Big Data: Crash Course Statistics #38

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What makes data big? The 38th installment in the series Crash Course Statistics provides a definition of big data and its origins. It shows various methods and resources on how to collect big data and how companies use big data for a variety of  purposes, including deciding what ads to display on a web page along with the visual to promote a movie.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce why one would use statistics to describe data
  • Lead a brainstorming session on the types of data collected daily about one person
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should understand the basics of data display and data analysis
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides real examples of how companies use big data
  • Includes descriptions of apps that collect data
Cons
  • None
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