Data Tables & Figures

Before we tackle data visualization and analysis, we should talk about data presentation conventions.

The UBCO Biology faculty has a Procedures and Guidelines document outlining conventions for data presentation based on current "best practices" in Biology. Keep in mind that you may encounter small differences when working with data or reading the results of research from other disciplines. That being said, the aim of these conventions is to achieve consistency among faculty, instructors, and students in how data are summarized and presented within lab reports and research papers.

Before continuing through this lab, please take some time individually or with your groups to read sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4 of the UBCO Biology Procedures and Guidelines document. For this lab's assignment and all future assignments in this course, you wil be expected to follow these guidelines!