# TIPS FOR PRESENTING DATA

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TIPS 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

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• 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

Examples:

Ifthenbecause___________(source, year.)

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)

Title: .

Question:

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.

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• 6. PROCEDURE

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.

• 7. DATA

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

• 9. CONCLUSION

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

Must include:

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.

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