writing a lab report 5

I have the data and the lab manual

Blood Pressure Lab Write-up


Produce a lab report for the body position activity of the Blood Pressure lab. You do not

need to address the other parts of the experiment. I am providing you an outline, but

your report should be in nonnumeric, paragraph form.

The data you need for the report is found in an Excel file posted on Canvas. The data

includes sitting (resting) and recumbent data of heart rate and blood pressure. The

subjects also reported their sex and age (decade, not specific year).

1. Write an Introduction Section (3 or 4 paragraphs). A brief overview of blood pressure

should be included in this section. Don’t forget to include a citation when you provide

information which is not common knowledge. For example, your text (Silverthorn,

2019), lab manual (Caldwell, Didomenico, Shearer, & Botten, 2019), or another

reasonable source. Make sure to include brief explanations of the physiology underlying

the measurement of blood pressure and how to interpret the blood pressure reading. State

the hypotheses or predictions.

2. Methods. Write 2-3 paragraphs which give an overview of how you did your experiment.

Cite our lab manual (Caldwell, Didomenico, Shearer, & Botten, 2019), and then

concisely summarize how the data was collected.

Write a paragraph describing your test subjects. How are they similar and how are they


Write a paragraph which gives a general overview of how you used the methods and

baseline data to study the effects of changes in body position on blood pressure and heart

rate. What is the independent variable of this experiment? The dependent variable?


Results. Include at least one graph and a summary table. Each table and graph should

have descriptive titles.

Make sure you submit a summary table, not a restatement of raw data. I smile when I see

calculated measures of central tendency (mean and median) and some measure of spread.

Excel can do most of those calculations for you.

Your graph should show blood pressure class averages for each body position. You do

not need a narrative in this section for this lab report.


Summary (4-5 paragraphs) Explain your data by using information you introduced in

your introduction. Make sure to demonstrate you understand the underlying physiology

explaining why blood pressure changes in response to changes in body position. Refer to

your table and graph and point out any important data. If your results did not match your