Saturday, November 14, 2015

Finishing the Deep Dive into the Data



I hope you got some ideas, inspiration, and courage from watching the TED Talks!

What more do we need to consider with our data?!  
Finish RESEARCH BY TUESDAY 11/17/15

What additional knowledge questions come to mind?

John & Nadia fed us a start with data and emotion.  What others come to mind?
How much context is needed to understand data? Need an emotional connection?

Read Mubeen's post about data and its effect on how a country receives aid.
The math helps people who need aid?  or hurts them?

Read Chamira's post.  She champions the people for her country of research!
Poverty is not a single story!

Read Awura's post where she connects her article to IB Math Studies IA! 
Data collection swims in the murkiest of waters.

Read Tiyra's post about how her country is perceived based on toursim ads!
How do people really live?

Read Temitope's post about what the GNI DOES NOT include!  
Are the measures fairly applied across countries?

Read Taylor's post about measuring poverty.
Have we changed measurements in the US?  The income gap is wider.

6 Ps: FINISH STRONG WITH THE RESEARCH
Questions to think about:

Past:  How much progress can we expect from the country based on the past?
People: How does culture play a role?  Languages? Religions? Ethnic Groups? etc.
Politics: How do government systems shape the progress of your country?
Place:  What is going on around in the other countries that influences yours?
Peace:  What are the wars based on?  culture? territory? religion?
Power:  How stable is the power?  When is the next election?  Implications?

INDICES-UN; PPI; MPI: FINISH STRONG WITH RESEARCH
Questions to think about:

Read the PPI for your country and how it was conducted.  Implications?
What value judgements are made based on the UN data?
Is the MPI a better tool to use?
Which index helps people understand your country best? Why?
In what way do you want people to understand your country?

For ALL:
Your group is the champion for your country of research!
What is special about it?  Why do they deserve help?
What more have you learned about poverty?
What are your new modes of thinking? on poverty? data? value judgments?
Review our old fav rubric?  Are you reflective yet as a group?

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