Empirical Data: Definition & Example


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Where is empirical data found in the scientific method?

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1. What is information acquired by scientists through experimentation and observation?

2. What do we call empirical data that is represented by a measurement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will enhance your understanding of the importance of empirical data. Topics addressed include what empirical data is and where it can be found in the scientific method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Some topics you will be assessed on in this quiz are:

  • Types of data that provide useful information
  • Empirical data represented by a measurement
  • Data not represented by a measurement

Skills Practiced

In this lesson you will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on empirical data
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where empirical data is found in the scientific method
  • Making connections - use understanding of the importance of empirical data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about data represented and data not represented by measurements

Additional Learning

Get more in-depth information about empirical data with the accompanying lesson called Empirical Data: Definition & Example. The following objectives are addressed:

  • Define empirical data
  • Explain the scientific method and how it relates to empirical data
  • Distinguish between the different types of empirical data
  • Review the importance of empirical data
  • Provide an example to explain empirical data