Ch 24: Scientific Data Analysis & Interpretation

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If you need some help understanding scientific data interpretation and analysis, look no further than this chapter. We've included short video lessons and quizzes you can use any time on your mobile device or computer to study for a test or build your teaching skills.

Scientific Data Analysis & Interpretation - Chapter Summary

Our instructors present topics related to scientific data analysis and interpretation in this helpful chapter. As you complete these lessons, you'll review data evaluation, scientific notation and scientific charts and graphs. This chapter is designed to help you achieve these goals:

  • Detail significant figures and scientific notation
  • Discuss the precision and accuracy involved in evaluating data
  • Define descriptive statistics and their uses
  • Read scientific graphs and charts accurately
  • Solve practice problems involving the interpretation of tables, graphs and charts of scientific data

These learning materials help make these topics easy to understand by allowing you to work at your own pace as you study. Our videos are easily navigated with the timeline feature if you need to go back and watch just one portion over again. You can print the lesson transcripts to create handy offline study guides. Use the Dashboard to monitor your progress through the chapter and submit any questions you have for an instructor to answer.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Scientific Data Analysis & Interpretation
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Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

1. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

Accuracy, Precision & Types of Errors in Data Evaluation

2. Accuracy, Precision & Types of Errors in Data Evaluation

The data you present as a scientist needs to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.

What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses

3. What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses

This lesson is a simple walk-through of the common types of descriptive statistics and why they are important for understanding psychological research. You will likely be familiar with many of them but some you may not be.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

4. 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.

Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

5. Interpreting Tables of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Complex table problems getting you down? Multi-question, situational problems don't have to be a drag on your testing performance. Learn how to apply three simple rules as we walk through two table problems together.

Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

6. Interpreting Graphs and Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

Do charts and graphs make problem-solving difficult? Complex problems with visual representations can drain your brain during a test. In this lesson, learn three simple rules for solving problems with charts and graphs. We'll try them out as we walk through two sample problems.

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