Data collection and drawing conclusions
The International Swimming League
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In this activity, students learn that conclusions are only valid in the measured range. A more informative conclusion thus requires a large range and as much relevant information concerning these data. The further the minimum and maximum are separated and the smaller the interval, the clearer a possible correlation becomes. Students learn that the limitation to the conclusion (or the extent to which the conclusions are still valid) have to be explicitly stated. Students learn that a proper conclusion answers the research question, is reliable, useful and as informative as possible. Students learn that sharing dataset helps in collecting as much data as possible but that this additional data may only be used when the same procedure has been followed.
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