This week we are going to talk about the next step in creating super science fair projects, drawing your conclusions. Your conclusions are going to be based on your data analysis, that you conducted in the last step, as well as on the background research your conducted earlier. This is a very important step in your project’s development, and a step that has the potential to make or break your research project.
The first thing that you will want to do is to really look at the results from your experiment. You will want to test the results for accuracy and to test them for Type I and Type II errors. Next you will want to draw preliminary conclusions based only on what your data suggests. Then you will need to refer back to your research to see if your findings are supported by the findings from previous research experiments.
Your results don’t have to support your hypothesis, nor do they have to agree with your background research. What you may want to look at is your did 3 different test before coming to any conclusions.
The final segment of your conclusion section will be a discussion about your findings. In this segment you will want to explain why you think your results either supported or did not support your hypothesis. You will want to also talk about your extra research in this section.