Scientific Data Analysis


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How is science related to data?

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An experiment was completed to measure the height of a table that is really 1.2 m tall. Are the following numbers accurate, precise, both, or neither?

1.7, 1.6, 1.7, 1.7, 1.6

2. How do you figure out the average (mean) of a set of trials?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this multiple-choice quiz to see what you know about the way science is related to data and how to determine whether data is accurate or precise or not. As soon as you finish answering the quiz questions, you'll see your score automatically.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of the following:

  • Calculating the average of a set of trials
  • What's indicated by error bars on a graph
  • Accurate vs. precise vs. both vs. neither

Skills Practiced

  • Practice problems - use your acquired knowledge to answer scientific data practice problems involving the accuracy and precision of data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the calculations necessary for finding the average of a set of trials
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the depiction of error bars on a graph

Additional Learning

Explore data analysis further with the lesson called Scientific Data Analysis. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about the following:

  • Definition of 'science'
  • Experimental error
  • Averages and means of scientific data
  • Variables