Data Data Analysis and Interpretation

by Anne Egger, Ph.D., Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

1. Which of the following would NOT be considered raw data?

2. Data analysis can involve many steps, including

3. When scientists develop explanations for their observations and data, they

4. Why have different scientists interpreted air temperature data differently?

5. A group of scientists is preparing their work for publication. Although they collected 100 data points, they only used 87 of them in the final analysis. Which of the following approaches should they take in publishing their data?

6. If data have been carefully and systematically collected, the analysis will provide only one conclusion and eliminate any disagreement.

7. Scientists might re-analyze data if

8. Study the graph below. The data shown represents atmospheric CO2 measurements collected over a period of 36 years. Based on this graph, what trend can you identify about CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere?

The goal is to transform data into information, and information into insight.

-Carly Fiorina

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