• Question: When analysing data does it require a lot of graphs? And does it take up a lot of your time?

    Asked by Bury1tab to Gemma C on 15 Mar 2024.
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      Gemma Cooper answered on 15 Mar 2024:

      I do make a lot of graphs as its a great way to make my data more easy to understand. You can use graphs to show patterns and trends, rather than just showing a table with numbers.

      Data analysis does take up a lot of my time and it’s one part of my job I don’t enjoy as much – I don’t like it when the data doesn’t show good results so I tend to put off doing it. It is sometimes nice to get out of the lab and sit with a coffee to analyse the data though, especially when it shows that an experiment was really good!