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Analyzing & Evaluating Scientific Data - Chapter Summary
This chapter reveals how to use scientific data to create graphs and how to read both scientific charts and graphs. You'll also learn several different methods scientists use to analyze statistics. These lessons detail scatterplots and correlation, as well as the relationship between the two.
Additional lessons discuss the importance of precision in scientific measurements, and the related concepts of reproducibility and accuracy. You'll also learn about the importance of the steps in the scientific method and how to present scientific findings in both written and oral form. Once you've completed this chapter, you'll understand how to:
- Construct and interpret a scatterplot
- Relate reproducibility to scientific experimentation
- Take precise measurements when taking scientific data
- Follow the order of steps in the scientific method
- Present scientific data orally and in writing
Watch our quick and easy-to-follow videos to learn a new topic or refresh your learning. Each video lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment test so you can ensure you've understood the lesson. In case you need to review just a section of a video, the video tabs in the Timeline allow you to jump directly to the information you'd like to re-watch.
1. How to Construct Graphs from Data & Interpret Them
After watching this video, you should be able to explain what a graph is, construct a scatter plot, and interpret scatter plots from scientific data. A short quiz will follow.
2. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
3. Statistical Analysis: Methods & Techniques
Statistical analysis is the process of collecting and reading data so that one can describe past behavior and characteristics and predict future ones. This lesson will give the definition and formulas of different methods you can use.
4. Scatterplot and Correlation: Definition, Example & Analysis
A scatterplot is used to graphically represent the relationship between two variables. Explore the relationship between scatterplots and correlations, the different types of correlations, how to interpret scatterplots, and more.
5. Measurements & Uncertainty in Science
In this lesson, you will discover the importance of precision and accuracy in science while learning to make measurements. Also, you will understand how to perform calculations with measurements that conserve precision and limit uncertainty.
6. Evaluating Data from Scientific Investigation
After watching this video, you will be able to explain the meaning of the terms 'accuracy' and 'reproducibility,' or precision, as they relate to science experiments. A short quiz will follow.
7. Connecting the Steps of the Scientific Method
While the scientific method is divided into different steps, each of those steps is connected to the others. From making observations to drawing conclusions, the logical order and flow is what makes this process work so well in science.
8. Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing
Part of being a good scientist involves sharing your work with others. Two of the most common ways this is done is through written works and oral presentations, both of which require a certain amount of care and skill.
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