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Scientific Data Interpretation & Analysis - Chapter Summary
If you haven't touched on the basics of scientific data interpretation and analysis in a while, you may need to refresh your memory. That can be easily accomplished by reading through the lessons of this chapter. Major topics of discussion in these lessons include the following:
- Gathering measurements and accounting for scientific uncertainties
- Using practice problems to read scientific data tables
- Ascertaining the meaning of data charts and graphs
- Judging the validity of scientific arguments and claims
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. How to Evaluate Scientific Claims & Arguments
When you hear about the new scientific discovery, how can you be sure that it's true? Learn how to evaluate scientific claims and arguments, and then test your new skills with a quiz.
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