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Episode 12: Collecting Data

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In this video, Anthony defines data and gives a wide variety of examples. He describes that data are collected for a reason, and must be systematic and replicable. Using his own research in the Amazon rainforest as an example, he explains what these terms mean, how and why scientists detail their methods for data collection, and how to organize and archive data to make sure they are usable into the future.

Related video:

Episode 8: Collecting Data from the Natural World
Episode 9: Conducting Experiments
Episode 10: Collecting Data from People
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.