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Presenting Your Data

Student presentingOnce you've run your data through a statistical software package, you'll have the means, P-values, standard errors, and standard deviations and therefore accepted/rejected your null hypothesis. But what do you do with your results? You will generally be expected to write up your research, either as a lab report, scientific paper or final year dissertation and your data should be presented in a Results section. There are, however, several formats you can present your data as:

If you have large volumes of data, it may be more practical to choose the most important aspects and include the rest of the data in an appendix.

For more detailed information on writing scientifically, including how to structure your writing and what format (lab report, field report, etc) to use, refer to the section on Writing Scientifically.
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