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Comparative Analysis of Scientific Data: Definition & Example

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Correlation analysis measures what major aspect of a dataset?

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1. In comparative analysis, what is the term for a sequence of connected values at certain points through time?

2. What variable is actually used to study the changes in the Earth's temperature?

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Use this quiz/worksheet combo to efficiently measure your understanding of relevant terms and practices associated with comparative data analysis. Try taking the quiz before viewing the lesson to see what you know and again after reviewing the lesson to find out what you retained from it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By using this assessment, you can measure your ability to:

  • Name which major aspect of a dataset is measured by correlation analysis
  • Select which term is used to indicate a sequence of numerical data points
  • Note what variable is used to study changes in Earth's temperature
  • State what additional analysis can be used to determine consistency between datasets
  • Understand the relationship revealed if a correlation value close to zero is found between two datasets

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand what additional analysis is used to determine consistency between datasets
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the variable used to study changes in Earth's temperature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about correlation analysis and a sequence of numerical data points

Additional Learning

You can expand your knowledge of this topic by using the lesson called Comparative Analysis of Scientific Data: Definition & Example. Detailed information covered in this lesson includes:

  • What comparative analysis does
  • How comparative analysis can be used to monitor changes in Earth's temperature
  • Which three scientific datasets refer to Earth's surface temperature
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