Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 1, The Science of Biology - Assessment - 1.1 What is Science? - Understanding Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 28: 12


Tables and graphs are both helpful in recording and analyzing data. However, when it comes in showing the data visually, it is best to use graphs. Graphs are designed to show trends or patterns. In this way, analyzing the data would be easier. On the other hand, tables are best used only when recording data.

Work Step by Step

Graphs can make a pattern in data more obvious and easier to understand than a data table can. It also makes it easier to see trends and changes over time. The data from the experiment is used to draw a conclusion and to determine whether the hypothesis is supported or refuted.
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