Evaluating scientific data
Guidelines for evaluating data and conclusions from scientific investigations.
This document describes a set of standardised criteria for such evaluations and is applicable for Stage 4-6 science instruction. Teachers may use the principles described in this guide to familiarise their students with the definitions and usage of the evaluation criteria.
The following support materials may be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their schools.
The document references the Science Year 7-10 Syllabus © 2018 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science Biology Stage 6 Syllabus© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2021.