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Thinking Complexity

13 Jun 2016, 07:06 AM
Chapters 1 › Unit 1: Chart how a key variable has changed over time View instructions Hide instructions

Chart how a key variable has changed over time

This exercise will help you practice identifying a complex situation from news items. it involves drawing how something has changed over time.

The following online news story describes a recent road security campaign on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Your task is to identify the key variable and draw how it has changed over a relevant time period.
www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-04-23/local-news/Malta-registers-a-27-decrease-in-road-fatalities-over-the-past-five-years-6736156777

Hint: you can follow the steps in the document entitled "Spotting complexity in the news" in the additional materials.

A possible solution is available for download in the references section.

Malta road Security Campaign: key variables

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  1. Number of existing drivers.
  2. Education campaign (effect and reach).
  3. Growth in number of new drivers.
  4. Growth in number of motorcycle riders due to government's campaign.

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