5. Collect and communicate your results

A good results section will communicate your findings in a clear and concise way. That could be through graphs, infographics, or a written analysis—it’s completely up to you. The key is to choose the right way to show what you’ve found.

This section takes you through the different ways of showing data, with examples of how they can be used. You can take this and apply to your data to present your results.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”
Tony Robbins, author, entrepreneur, and life coach

Results checklist

  • Is your data accurate?
  • Do you have units of measurement for all your data?
  • Have you verified that calculations (if any) are correct?
  • Can you summarize and explain your results clearly?
  • Do they support your original prediction? If not, can you explain why?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these, you’re ready to start communicating your data.

How have previous finalists shown their results?

Results are always different because they are tailored to the problem you have, the solution you’ve found, and how you’ve tested it---they need to tell your story. The similarities will be that they should clearly communicate a journey. Take a look at some of our previous finalists, who all did very different projects---what do you notice about their results?

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