# BIOL 189 Exam 1 Graphing

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1. What is the
difference between a dependent variable and independent variable?
• Dependent variable (aka response)-
• variable that is measured: may respond to independent variable

• Independent variable (aka controlled
• or manipulated)-variable under control of the experimenter
2. What goes on
the x-axis(horizontal), independent or dependent?
Independent or controlled variable
3. What are the
general features of s figure or table and its caption?
Figure (Graphs):

Must have some quantitative data

• More flexible and visually oriented
• for complex information

Every axis should have a title

• Units must be specific on each axis,
• if applicable

• Caption is placed below figure/graph
• and contains a description

Tables:

• Qualitative or categorical
• quantitative data

Best for small numbers of categories

• Every column (and, if appropriate,
• row) should have a title

Units must me specific

• Captions are places above the table
• and have a description
4. What types of
information are appropriate to show in a table? A scatter plot? A line plot? A
bar graph? A pie graph?
• Table: Qualitative or categorical quantitative
• data

• Scatter plot: Quantitative continuous
• x- and y-axes

• Line plot: Quantitative continuous x-
• and y-axes

• Bar graph: Quantitative categorical or
• qualitative x-axis and quantitative continuous y-axis

• Pie graph: Categorical labels: measured variable
• sensibly expressed as part of a single whole (proportion)
5. What are
quantitative data? Qualitative data? Categorical data? Continuous data?
• Quantitative data- order of values
• matters

• -categorical-groups which can be
• ordered

-continuous-numerical values

Qualitative data-cannot be ordered

-categorical only
6. Essay Question: Lou was studying
the relationship between height at the shoulder and mass for many different
animals.  He chose a set of animal
species to represent a range of heights, then weighed them.

-What are his independent and
dependent variable?

-Specify whether each variable
is quantitative or qualitative? If they are quantitative, categorical or
continuous?

-Graph the data using
appropriate figure.  Don’t forget the
label for each axis and the caption.

(Animal 1 was 10cm tall and
weighed 5grams, Animal 2 was 25cm tall and weighed 13grams, Animal 3 was 50sm
tall and weighed 40 grams, Animal 4 was 100cm tall and weighed 120grams)

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