Processing Quantitative Data from Scientific Investigations


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If x is low when y is high, there is a/an _____ relationship between the two variables.

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1. What kind of data is used to represent numerical information?

2. The act of processing and studying data to draw conclusions and make decisions is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly ascertain how much you understand about quantitative data collection and analysis with this quiz/worksheet assessment tool. You must be able to solve given problems and identify relevant terms and phrases in order to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be expected to know how to:

  • Understand the type of relationship between two given variables
  • Name the type of data used to represent numerical information
  • Recognize the term used to describe the act of processing and studying data to draw conclusions
  • Explain which task a scientist wanting to examine the mathematical relationship between two sets of quantitative data would do first
  • Solve a given ratio problem

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice ratio problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the tasks a scientist would do to study the mathematical relationship between quantitative data sets and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the data used for representing numerical information

Additional Learning

Review more details by accessing the short lesson titled Processing Quantitative Data from Scientific Investigations. You will learn more about:

  • What instruments a farmer would use to measure how much rain has fallen and how much has evaporated
  • How data analysis is described
  • Which type of graph can be used to process and analyze data
  • When an inverse relationship occurs