Understanding Research

Episode 14: Interpreting Data

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In this video, Anthony describes how he moved from data analysis to interpretation in his own research on mercury pollution in the Amazon rainforest. He explains how scientists use their background knowledge, experience, and the context of the work to bear in interpreting data, and that scientists can interpret the same data differently.

Related video:

Episode 12: Collecting Data
Episode 13: Analyzing Data

Related reading:

Data Analysis and Interpretation

This video is one in a series that introduces students to scientific research. You can go to the table of contents to see all of the videos in the series.