We use data every day to help make decisions. Which cell phone has the most features for the best price? What were the reviews of the movie we want to see? Does the type of shoe I buy help me play a sport better?
By looking at data and data trends, we can make decisions based upon research rather than taking a guess and hoping for the best.
Look at the picture collage below. Each picture shows different people analyzing data and predicting trends. Click on each picture to see how they are using data.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.Swimmers analyze the data from training sessions and competitions to continually get better.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.An astronaut studies data about her life support systems as well as the data she collects from space.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.A doctor analyzes data about patients to diagnose and treat patients.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.Scientists analyze data and look for trends to explain their findings or to solve a new problem.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.A mechanic studies data to diagnose what car repairs are needed.
Interactive popup. Assistance may be required.A chef analyzes data to create a recipe and perfect it over time.