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# 11 what are methods methods are the way scientists

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11. What are methods?

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Methods are the way scientists gathers and analyzes data. 12. When are assumptions made? Assumptions are sometimes made when measuring, because it is impossible to measure everything. 13. When analyzing data, what is looked for? When analyzing data researchers look for patterns in the data that may not be clear through the data study alone. 14. What are the results? Results are an explanation of what happened during data collection and analysis. Scientists generally emphasize the important results, that is, the results that bear directly on the hypothesis, idea, or question under consideration. 15. What advantage does a graph have in the results section? A detailed/ accurate graph can explain the results of the experiment more concise and clearly that written explanations. 16. What goal does a good scientist have when presenting their conclusions and implications? A good scientist strives to derive implications from their results. Good scientists are often able to take the results obtained from a specific study and make a convincing argument applying their results to a much broader problem or situation Below is the graph generated by the information submitted by students in another class. Also included in this graph is a line showing the linear relationship between height and arm span.
Original Info: Using an appropriate metric tool, obtain the following measurements: 1. Your height, in centimeters to 2 decimal places: _ 170.18 cm _________ (you can use inches and convert it to cm.) 2. Your arm span, finger tips to finger tips, in centimeters to two decimal places: _ 173.99cm ____________ (you can use inches and convert it to cm.)

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Consider the following research hypothesis: H1: Arm span is approximately equal to height.
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