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When the judges are looking for "creative ability", in what ways does "creative and original analysis and interpretation" (as outlined by judging guidelines) mean?
I've only interpreted my data in a certain way, but what can I change in my presentation or emphasize more that makes it a more original/creative analysis?
I also saw that 30 of the points is based on "skill", and the judges would ask questions such as "does the finalist/team have the required lab, computation, observational/design skils to obtain supporting data? Where was the project performed? Where did the equipment come from?"
Does this mean that projects that aren't as sophisticated and/or does not have a research setting would have a more difficult time scoring the same points as those teams who have been in those research settings and under the occasional aid of a professor in the area?
Thank you so much! I know its a bit last minute.
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