TIPS FOR PRESENTING DATA
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DESCRIPTIONTIPS FOR PRESENTING DATA. Tables and Graphs. Tables : organizes and displays data Line graph: shows how something has changed over a period of time. Example: Polar bears level of activity over an 8 month period. Column graph: compares data - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
TIPS FOR PRESENTING DATA
Tables and GraphsTables: organizes and displays dataLine graph: shows how something has changed over a period of time. Example: Polar bears level of activity over an 8 month period.Column graph: compares dataExample: Comparing the duration of resting behaviors in adults vs. juvenile sea lions.Pie chart: to show how percentages relate to each other within a whole Example: The amount of time the otters spend in the different areas of their habitat.
Research Project Format for PowerPointTITLE: QUESTION: HYPOTHESIS: BACKGROUND INFORMATION:IDPROCEDUREDATARESULTSCONCLUSIONNEXT STEPSLITERATURE CITED
1. TITLE Should have these parts:
The effect of (IV) on (DV) Students NameSchool Teachers Name
2. QUESTIONMust be in one of these format:
What is the effect of (IV) on (DV)?How does (IV) affect (DV)?How does (DV) differ between (IV)?
3. HYPOTHESISMust contain REASONING Demonstrated by use of the word because and a cited source
The research team in this study predicted_______because_____(source, year.)
4. BACKGROUND INFO.Information should be:
In as many slides as you need to make it clear and follow format.RELEVANT to the prediction you made.Include CITED SOURCES.Your own words interpreting the information gathered from your sources.
Investigation Design Diagram (ID)
Hypothesis: IV: (Independent variable You Choose It or You Compare variable) DV: (Dependent variable You Measure It variable) Constants:****Subcategory of Independent Variable such as time of day, sites being compared or individuals being compared. Use as many boxes as needed.** Number of repeated observations at each level of the I.V. or at each site. (Field studies usually have observations instead of trials.)+ Field studies do not usually have a control group.
Should include the following:Description of what you did with DATE/TIME and LOCATION of data collection.Should be described well enough that it would be replicable.Type of SAMPLING METHOD.Reason you chose this method.Approach: How many animals you watched.Explanation of why you chose this approach.
Should have:Data table, correctly labeledGraphs:The appropriate type of graph to represent your data.Correct and clear labels.Data that is relevant to your question.
8. RESULTSDescription of the numerical data presented in the graph.Example: The occurrence of swimming behaviors was 6.
DATA ANALYSIS: separate slide explaining trends or patterns. Example: Level of activity increased
Should include the following:A Claim. Explain whether the hypothesis was SUPPORTED, NOT SUPPORTED, or data was INCONCLUSIVEEVIDENCE (YOUR DATA)REASONING (CITED)5. SOURCES OF ERROR (Might be another slide)
10. (Further Study) NEXT STEPS
A minimum of 2 new questions based on your study.Why you want to explore these areas further. (Might be able to put sources of error here.)
11. Literature CitedMust be in MLA formatBe from scientifically reliable and valid sources. (NO WIKIPEDIA).Must include at least 1 printed source.
*Not providing this information will result in a failing grade for this project due to plagiarism.
How to be a good listener:Take notes.Write down questions to ask at the end.1. Clarifying Questions (1 point).2. Probing Questions (2-3 points.)Keep comments relevant.Constructive responses are meant to help the team presenting.