Title, your names, date Data set types
Do you have
numerical values in different categories? Use
bar graph, with types or groups on horizontal
Or are they pairs of
continuous numbers? Use line
graph, connecting the dots left to right Selecting axes Independent
variable on horizontal (that you controlled) IV
“I vary”, conditions or elapsed time Dependent
variable on vertical (that you measured) DV
“data” Set up uniform numerical scales
(use pencil) That
can show largest and smallest values for each axis Data
should fill at least half the space available Label
each axis, including units If showing means (averages), add
error bars if
possible If 2 or more data
sets, use different colors, label
the lines