In these lessons, we will learn how to differentiate between first-hand and second-hand data. We will learn how to draw and interpret double bar graphs.
Differentiate between first-hand and second-hand data.
First-hand data is data that you collect yourself.
Second-hand data is data that is collected by someone else.
• Data collected by the researcher (in school, this is the student)
• Observations, surveys, experiments
• Student primary source
• Questions created should help give more precise answers
• Data collected by others and used for secondary analysis
• Found in news, Internet, statistics
• Student not part of data collections or questioning
• Can create questions based on data
First hand vs second hand data.
A double bar graph is best used to show how two sets of data are
different or alike.
In a double bar graph:
• Each set of data must use the same scale
• All graphs must have a title, scale and legend.
• The order of colors must remain the same throughout.
An example is presented below. Five students in the class have been asked how many brothers and sisters they have.
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