I´m searching for a gripping data set from educational research which is

  • a simple random sample (and therefore without weights)
  • representative
  • and available as public-usefile

to use for teaching. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I`m teaching introductory statistics to undergrats, which are (student) teachers. Representative means, that the demographic covariates of the sample are equally distributed to the population.

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    Sorry, your question is unclear, please edit it. What is representative? What should be the sample size? In what format? Why gripping (says nothing)? For teaching what? Why from educational research? Please read this to improve your question.
    – user4293
    Nov 7 '17 at 14:12
  • is this an oer question?
    – albert
    Nov 7 '17 at 15:13
  • Please bear in mind that this is an international website and specify the country/education system you would like the data set to be representative of. Dec 13 '17 at 10:09

Since you go with statistical analysis, I recommend the R-Datasets. They are usually small and statistically interesting: https://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-devel/library/datasets/html/00Index.html

They are not necessarily representative in a bigger context, but they represent one given experiment/survey.

Famous datasets my lecturers used for statistics are: Iris, Titanic, MTCars, Anscombe

EDIT similar question: Data sets for teaching

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    Thank's for this answer. I'm already aware of these datasets and think it is great that they are implemented into R. Nevertheless I understand my students who say "I'm not interested in the distribution of petals length, I'm interested in the distribution of student's literacy and it's relation to ....".
    – sammerk
    Nov 9 '17 at 10:59

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