Taking quantitative data and analyzing it is an important part of a science fair project and scientific research in general. Use these guide to help you make sense of your data and organize it in a clear, readable format so that you can reach a conclusion from your experiment.
If you don't have access to Microsoft Excel but would like to do your calculations with computer software, you can download Open Office.
- Introductory statistics
- A brief introduction to the basic concepts in statistics:Average, Variance, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation, Linear Regression/Line Fitting, T-test
- Introduction to Excel
- Haven't worked with Microsoft Excel before? It's not difficult. Here's a really easy, step-by-step guide to entering data and doing math using Microsoft Excel.
- Graphing in Excel
- Want to make accurate and professional-looking graphs quickly and easily? Follow this short tutorial on how to make graphs in Microsoft Excel!
- Engineering and Math Lab Note-Taking
- A quick guide which details effective lab note-taking for engineering and math.
- General Science Lab Note Taking
- An extensive and detailed guide for all sciences
- Behavioral Lab Note Taking
- An easy guide for behavioral sciences; includes a detailed example.
- Error Analysis
- One frequent problem with science fair projects is the lack of error analysis. This will help you understand common sources of experimental error.