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Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

Author(s): Stephanie Spera

University of Richmond

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This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing…

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This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing techniques.

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Version 2.0 - published on 12 Oct 2020 doi:10.25334/1XYA-TF48 - cite this

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At the end of this lab (designed for one 3-hour lab period), students should be able to:

  • Define and distinguish between different types of data (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Explain what a correlation analysis is and when it should be applied
  • Explain what a t-test is and when it should be applied
  • Decide which graph is appropriate based appropriate graphs given different datasets and hypotheses
  • Understand that correlation does not imply causation

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