Here you will find Datasets and Project ideas related to HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) subjects Many of the Datasets and Project ideas appear in multiple categories. This is one of the beauties of Data Science. By using real datasets and putting learning into a real world context, we connect all of the subject silos into a relevant, directly applicable set of skills.

Baby Names Data

We have a new project contributed by Rladies in Sydney, on Baby Name frequencies. This is a great write up and some really excellent data to explore. It can link to Maths, HASS, and other curriculum areas. Check out the write up!

Renewable Energy

The first Project we include here is based on a Dataset of Renewable Energy Installations by postcode around Australia.  The solar energy installations dataset shows how many solar systems were installed, in each postcode, from 2001 – 2016. It is a great way to understand how to explore and characterise datasets, as well as explore the use of data in the media, as the media reporting of this dataset makes a classic mistake, doing a simple analysis that gives a misleading conclusion.
This is a beautifully rich dataset that offers a range of options for exploration.