Objectives

  • Understand how academic articles are structured¬†
  • Demonstrate the ability to find information in an academic article efficiently
  • Analyze and describe the steps involved in Dr. Wortman's biodegradable mulch experiment.
  • Compare standard deviation and standard error
  • Evaluate why standard deviation was important for the mulch decomposition data
  • Calculate the average, standard deviation and standard error in Excel
  • Create a bar graph in Excel with error bars included of the mulch decomposition data
  • Apply the results of the experiment to determine which biodegradable alternative performed best in trials.¬†

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