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Camponeschi

Camponeschi - Scientific Method - data-conclusion

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results data from experiment
conclusion the answer you have found from your results. you either accept or reject your hypothesis.
communication giving the results and conclusion to other scientists/public. an example is a lab report.
On a graph, what axis does the independent variable go? x-axis (side/horizontal axis)
On a graph, what axis does the dependent variable go? y-axis (side/vertical axis)
What does a graduated cylinder measure and in what units? measures volume in ml (milliliters)
what does a ruler measure and in what units? measures length in mm (millimeter), cm (centimeter), m (meter)
What does balance measure and in what units? measures mass and in g (grams)
Qualitative data describes appearance, smell, texture, sound or taste (no measurement)
quantitative data measurements (length, volume, mass)
For what kind of data do you use a bar graph? data that comes in separate, distinct categories. when the independent variable is qualitative
For what kind of data do you use a line graph? for data where the independent variable is quantitative - when you are watching ONE THING (OR AN AVERAGE OF THINGS) over CONTINUOUS TIME
For what kind of data do you use a pie chart? when the data are in categories that would total to 100%
When graphing data - should you graph all the data or the totals/averages? Totals/averages
What are some factors you should consider when describing the validity/reliability of an experiment? Large sample size, consisten results ( no outliers), careful execution of experiment - no human error
If the results of an experiment are inconclusive, then should you accept or reject your hypothesis? reject the hypothesis
For what kind of data do you use a scatterplot? When the independent variable is quantitative (and not time) when you are comparing two differentt things
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