Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby bernard » December 7th, 2016, 10:54 pm

Thank you. Also, what my team did is we took the requirements in the write up and split them up. Since my other two partners are new and younger than me I'm doing statistics. For statistics, I include the average,range, mode, median, mean deviation and when we went to invitationals in that part we got 5/6 points what were we missing?
Would a line or curve of best-fit be reasonable to include? It's possible you include a calculation but do not earn points because it is interpreted incorrectly or inappropriate (e.g. a scatter plot for categorical data).
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Panda Weasley » December 8th, 2016, 5:36 am

Thank you. Also, what my team did is we took the requirements in the write up and split them up. Since my other two partners are new and younger than me I'm doing statistics. For statistics, I include the average,range, mode, median, mean deviation and when we went to invitationals in that part we got 5/6 points what were we missing?
Would a line or curve of best-fit be reasonable to include? It's possible you include a calculation but do not earn points because it is interpreted incorrectly or inappropriate (e.g. a scatter plot for categorical data).
Just double checked, it's on the rubric.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Llamastwaimzjf » December 8th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Thank you. Are there any major overall tips ? One problem my team has is we spend to much time on the experiment rather than the write up.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Llamastwaimzjf » December 8th, 2016, 9:16 pm

Thank you. Are there any major overall tips ? One problem my team has is we spend to much time on the experiment rather than the write up.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Panda Weasley » December 9th, 2016, 5:35 am

Thank you. Are there any major overall tips ? One problem my team has is we spend to much time on the experiment rather than the write up.
My groups motto was always KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). If you are finding that you aren't having enough time to finish, try to find ways you can do the experiments faster. I think you are already doing this, but have everyone working on a different part of the write-up at once. Do this before the experiment as well. It may seem like you have plenty of time in the beginning, but it goes by quickly. Finally, be very specific. If there is anywhere you can add an extra detail, add it.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Llamastwaimzjf » December 10th, 2016, 6:44 pm

How do you think we should assign jobs? We tried to do it based on our weaknesses. Since my partners are younger I'm doing statistics and I think that part is alright. My other partner was working on graphs and he had trouble with it,and Ive tried helping him out but I haven't had enough time during the experiment since my partners rely on me a lot. Because it's my second year with this event and it's their first.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Panda Weasley » December 11th, 2016, 11:03 am

How do you think we should assign jobs? We tried to do it based on our weaknesses. Since my partners are younger I'm doing statistics and I think that part is alright. My other partner was working on graphs and he had trouble with it,and Ive tried helping him out but I haven't had enough time during the experiment since my partners rely on me a lot. Because it's my second year with this event and it's their first.
We did it based on what we were good at. After a few practices the assignments just sort of came naturally. Normally after reading the prompt we'd quickly figure out what experiment we wanted to do then two of us would work on the beginning part of the write up while the other started setting up the experiment. I would normally do the variable and procedure in the beginning and the graph and conclusion at the end. It shouldn't be a strict assignment, just figure out what your individual strengths are and focus on those. My 3rd year my partners were someone new to the team and someone who had done the event the year before in JV, but wasn't 100% sure on everything. Because of that there was a lot of them jumping around to the segments they knew and me filling in the rest.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Llamastwaimzjf » December 11th, 2016, 4:32 pm

Thanks. I've been having trouble with the statement of problem. It meets all the requirements except I'm not sure where to include the independent and dependent variables.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Panda Weasley » December 11th, 2016, 6:07 pm

Thanks. I've been having trouble with the statement of problem. It meets all the requirements except I'm not sure where to include the independent and dependent variables.
That's one of the things that becomes easier with practice in my opinion. Generally "How does [independent variable] affect [dependent variable]?" is a safe template (if that's where you are stuck).

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Llamastwaimzjf » December 12th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Yeah,thanks . Can you help me with graphs? I'm having trouble understanding what type of graphs I should include?


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