Answering Your Own Questions Through Data Exploration

GSB 124

In the 6th grade we were taught the Scientific method: we would ask a question, form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment and then analyze the results and come up with a conclusion. After I took my last science class in high school, I stopped conducting experiments. If I got curious about something or had a question, I would do research. However, some of the questions I had couldn’t be answered by googling or buying a book. 2 years ago I discovered how I could be a “scientist” without literally being one. In my talk, I’m going to explore how we can answer our own questions through data exploration and how to foster curiosity. By taking the audience through one of my experiments, I will give them an overview of how to obtain and analyze data to reach a conclusion.