Science Projects: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Your Data

Science Projects: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Your Data

by Richard A. Neuhaus

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Overview

Science Projects: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Your Data -- An Intuitive Approach to the Statistics for the High School Student --is written for students in the junior/senior high school. It details the statistics of managing a science project.

In this textbook, the author emphasizes the scientific method of analysis, graphing techniques, and the use of computers to do the statistical analysis.

No prior experience with statistical analysis? Not to worry! The author shows you how to interpret the results of your computer generated analysis.

The examples in this 184-page book suggest many science projects. Included is a unique flowchart to aid the student in selecting the appropriate statistical test. Also included are numerous illustrations and a variety of photographs of winning science fair projects. A comprehensive Index rounds out this well-written book.

BOOK CONTENTS:

Chapter Headings:-

What Do You Hope to "Prove"? • What You Should Know about Collecting Data • When to Use Significant Figures • How to Organize Your Data in Tables • Do You Need Life Tables? • How to Make Better Line Graphs • Do You Need a Standard Curve? • When and How to Make Bar Graphs • How to Select a Proper Statistical Test • Ways to Analyze Your Data • Calculators and Computers That Do the Statistical Work for You • What Are the Odds That You are Right?

Appendices:-

Glossary of Terms Frequently Used in Software Programs of Statistics • Bibliography • Recommended Reading ("Oldies but Goodies") • Where to Find the Software for Statistics and Graphs • Symbols Used in the Text.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151436601
Publisher: Gormley Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Richard Newhouse holds a Master of Science degree specializing in cellular and molecular biology from Cleveland State University, where he has done research in the fields of endocrinology and the aging process. In addition, he has an undergraduate teaching degree in biology from Waynesburg University, and a major in chemistry. He also holds a Master of Education degree from Rutgers University.

Mr. Newhouse has had 32 years of broad teaching experience in secondary education at all grade levels, 7-12, in the subjects of general science, biology, and chemistry. He has written numerous books on science activities – some published under his ancestral name "Neuhaus." He was a volunteer judge at regional and state level science fairs in Ohio. Many of his students won science project awards and later chose science careers.

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