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 Data:  The facts or numbers that describe something.
Examples of Observational Data:
  • the temperature outside at a given time
  • the results of a political survey
  • the number of people diagnosed with AIDS in a certain area
  • the batting averages of baseball players
Examples of Experimental Data:
  • growth of plants with fertilizer versus plant growth without fertilizer
  • the ability of a drug to cure people
  • the effect of fruits and vegetables on cancer
  • the effect of sun on skin cancer
  • the temperature of boiling water as it cools
  • the measures of diameters and circumference of different circles