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Lab 2 1 Lab 2 Alicia Paige Introduction to Scientific Analysis and Reasoning SCIE211-Q4WW Professor Stephanie Thomas 06/17/2018
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Lab 2 2 Lab 2 There are five basic types of graphs. They are all different, but all are used to organize and simplify data. Graphs, when used accurately, can be impactful and extremely helpful. All graphs need to use correct and appropriate scales, labels, titles, and a legend with all that they can then help us to make sense of data. 1) A bar graph uses either vertical or horizontal bars to display data and is useful for comparing and organizing data. Normally, things like the least, greatest, range, mode, etc. can be found using the graph. (5.5, 2012) 2) A line graph uses plotted points to represent numbers pulled from data and is useful for showing changes in data over a period of time and showing trends. (5.5, 2012) 3) A line plot organizes data by plotting x’s on a number line and is used for data analysis, studying data, and making observations. Range, least, greatest, and mode can usually be easily found on the line plot. (5.5, 2012) 4) A pie chart compares numbers in a set of data by showing the relative sizes of parts that make up a whole. This is done by sectioning parts of the whole and can clearly demonstrate the least and greatest. (5.5, 2012) 5) In stem and leaf plot the data are organized from least to greatest. Then the digits of the least place value (like the ones place) form the leaves and the next place value digits (like the tens) form the stems. This graph is useful for analyzing data because it shows all the
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