*The large data set (LDS) is a pre-released set or sets of data that will be used*

**What is the Large Data Set (LDS)?**

*to teach you important statistical concepts throughout the course.*

**Why am I learning to work with the LDS?**The purpose of the large data set is that learners experience working with real data in the classroom and explore this data using appropriate technology, such as Microsoft Excel.

*No. According to OCR, "Learners will NOT have a printout of the large data set available to them in the examination but selected data or summary statistics from the data set may be provided within the examination paper...*

Will I have access to the LDS in the exam?

Will I have access to the LDS in the exam?

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**Knowledge of the actual data within the data set will not be required in the examination, nor will there be a requirement to enter large amounts of data into a calculator during the assessment.***In the exams, it will be assumed that you are aware of the contexts of the large data set and that you have used a spreadsheet when working with the data in the classroom. They might include questions/tasks which:*

...Then how can I be examined on the LDS?

...Then how can I be examined on the LDS?

- assume familiarity with the terminology and contexts of the data, and do not explain them in a way which provides learners who have not studied the prescribed data set the same opportunities to access marks as learners who have studied them
- use summary statistics or selected data from, or statistical diagrams based on, the prescribed large data set
- are based on samples related to the contexts in the prescribed large data set, where learners’ work with the prescribed large data sets will help them understand the background context
- require learners to interpret data in ways which would be too demanding in an unfamiliar context

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