Identify | Hypothesis | Procedure | Collect | Analyze Data | Conclusion | Presentation
After all your data has been collected, you must examine and organize your findings. Describe trends, patterns, and relationships. What did your experiment prove? Was your hypothesis stated correctly, or do you have to reevaluate it? Why did these results occur? Gather all the data and present it clearly and neatly. Be sure all your data is properly labeled.
Forming a graph allows you to interpret your data in pictorial form, which can be an easier way to see trends and patterns. Depending on your data, a histogram, circle graph, or scatter plot could be a useful interpretation. For graphing, distinguish between the dependent variable (y-axis) and the independent variable (x-axis).
Statistical summaries can also help you see trends in your data. Mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and variance could be valuable information in your biodiversity study.
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