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Lab 3 Notes - 2 Just because cant draw all conclusions...

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Experiment #3: The Manipulation and Graphical Depiction of Scientific Data 1. Context and Principles 1. How data displayed and what data included can affect how interpreted 2. Goal: draw conclusion without bias 1. Unethical to reduce data set to ignore inconsistent data 2. Elaboration of reasons for omission are duty of authors 3. Scrutiny 1. Other scientists = peer review 2. More controversial or important more scrutiny 3. Quality of data represented in the journal it is published in 1. Best journals = better quality 1. Science and Nature 2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 4. Media sometimes makes different so trust National Academies of Science 1. People elected each year 5. Important to distinguish between the quality of the data and the quality of the interpretation of the data 1. Quality of data straightforward 2. Trying to determine what the data means is sometimes confusing 2. Napoleons Failed March 3. Cholera outbreak in London 1. Overlaying maps mechanism for communicating rich and complex data set
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Just because cant draw all conclusions doesn’t mean that the data is bad 4. Data is emotive 1. If data represented well it speaks for itself 5. Procedure 1. Use one version of graphing program for the semester 2. Exercise 1 1. Global carbon emission in 1996 2. Name and percentage in two different columns 3. Select both columns pie chart 4. Rearrange to be largest to smallest 1. Sort the names of the countries with the data 5. Move labels 6. Title 7. Color 3. Exercise #2 1. New spreadsheet for carbon dioxide emission sources for the USA and China 2. Two columns by country use 3. Five columns by type of use 4. Contrast between sets 4. Exercise #3 1. Mauna Loa 2. Update data 3. Plot as concentration vs. time 4. Titles 5. Axes 6. Reset data points to none 7. Add trendline display equation 8. NOTE X AND Y VALUES 9. Second order polynomial 10. Annual variation looks like sine wave 1. Amplitude and period 11....
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Ta during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Lab 3 Notes - 2 Just because cant draw all conclusions...

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